The Name: ‘Eugene Applebaum’
In 1998, Gene gave a gift of $5 million to begin construction on a new home for the Wayne State Pharmacy School. That same year, Gene received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the university.
In September of 2001, the Wayne State Board of Governors renamed the college in honor of his philanthropic work. Today, the school that started Gene on his path to success is now known as the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.