by John J. Merianos, Ph.D.
Attended public school and work as a clerk in a Pharmacy in Sparta
1918 purchased a Pharmacy in Krokeai and sold it to immigrate to USA
1920 Arrived in Boston to join his father Nicholas A. Merianos
1921 Registered Pharmacist in Mass
1927 Founded the MERIANO SCHOOL OF PHARMACY
1940 the name change to THE BOSTON SCHOOL OF PHARMACY and it was incorporated as a non-profit, educational institution.
1940 -1943 Attend Harvard University majoring in History and Government and received an Adjunct of Arts Degree.
1943-1946 Attended Boston University majoring in History and Government and received a Master of Arts Degree.
1941 a 4 year course was initiated at the Boston School of Pharmacy
1943 The Legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Authorized the Trustees of the BOSTON SCHOOL OF PHARMACY to grant Degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy.
1946 The board of registration in Pharmacy and the Commissioner of Education of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Approved BOSTON SCHOOL OF PHARMACY
1948 The Degree of Bachelor of science approved by the Board of Collegiate Authority.
On January 25, 1949 the Board of Collegiate Authority approved the change of the name of The Boston School of Pharmacy to NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE OF PHARMACY.
On January 28, 1949 the Trustees of Boston University and the Trustees of the NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE OF PHARMACY signed the purchase of the buildings, including the chapel and gymnasium, located at 70-72 Mount Vernon Street Boston, formerly the School of Theology of Boston University.
1952 the New England College of Pharmacy was accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education and became a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.
1956 Dean Meriano received a Honorary Degree Doctor of Science from New England College of Pharmacy. (NECP ).
1957 Dean Meriano retired as dean due to declining health and Dr. LeRoy C. Keagle was appointed Dean and President
1958 New England College of Pharmacy received class "A" accreditation
1960 the Pharmacy education was expanded to 5 year BS Degree program and the auditorium was dedicated in his honor the Dean Meriano Auditorium.
1962 NECP merges with NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
Dean Meriano died home March 22,1966 in Belmont, Mass.
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