Breaking History: Gene’s Contribution to Wayne State University
Close to 40 years later, in 1998, Gene contributed the largest individual gift in the history of Wayne State University, designating it for the construction of a new pharmacy school. That same year, his alma mater granted him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
In September 2001, Wayne State’s Board of Governors renamed the college in honor of Gene’s philanthropic work. In 2002, the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences opened its doors in the heart of the Wayne State campus.