Welcome to TTUHSC in Abilene
1718 Pine Street
Abilene, Texas 79601
Click here for directions to our campus.
Click here to go to the Regional Dean's Office.
Hello from Abilene, Texas!
Thank you for your interest in the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC)
and its School of Pharmacy campus in Abilene. As the Abilene regional dean and a professor
in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, I can personally attest to the great opportunities
available in my city. Abilene offers the perfect balance of easy, affordable living
and fantastic professional opportunities.
Why do I love living, working and relaxing here in Abilene? For starters, I relish
a 13-minute commute, abundant outdoor recreation (especially four golf courses), a
great student body and faculty colleagues, a wonderful symphony and art walk, fine
dining and plenty of 'hole-in-the-wall' casual hangouts. Then there's the 2.5-hour
drive to Fort Worth shopping, swimming at my community pool or one of two YMCAs and
socializing with students and faculty from three private faith–based universities.
I also bask in plenty of sunshine in Abilene's year-round mild climate (did I mention
good golfing weather?). So whether you love to golf or go-cart, play in a jazz band
or listen to country music, go to the theatre or coach little league, eat the best
steak in the country or dine on sushi, Abilene has it all.
In addition to recreation and entertainment, there are plenty of other things that
make Abilene unique. Ours is a midsized city of 120,000 serving the needs of 22 West
Texas counties and more than 400,000 people. Abilene's economy is a very healthy mix
of higher education, health care, retail and entertainment. We are also home to an
active military base and our strong oil, gas and agriculture industries all contribute
to a robust area economy.
When it comes to community support, our TTUHSC campus is a direct recipient of the
nationally recognized Abilene philanthropic spirit. Our Abilene community partners
literally built our modern and architecturally pleasing School of Pharmacy and School
of Nursing facilities. In the near future, they will contribute to a new School of
Public Health and pass those facilities on to TTUHSC. As you can imagine, the expansion
that is underway at our Abilene campus will only reinforce TTUHSC's position as the
hub for health sciences education in the Big Country and throughout West Texas.
But don't just imagine, come visit!
Come Play, Come Stay!
Things to Do: http://www.abilenevisitors.com/Things-to-Do