The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy's nearly two-century history has established it as the home of pharmapreneurism.

Since its founding in 1841, the School has graduated many notable pharmapreneurs, including:

  • George Avery Bunting, Class of 1899: Founder of Noxzema and Cover Girl Cosmetics
  • John M. Gregory, BSP '76, DPS '02 (Honorary): Founder of King Pharmaceuticals
  • Victoria Hale, BSP '83: 2006 MacArthur Foundation Genius Award Winner and Founder of Medicines360 and OneWorld Health
  • Robert W. Henderson, BSP '63: Founder of Nutramax Laboratories
  • Felix A. Khin-Maung-Gyi, BSP '83: Founder of Chesapeake Research Review, LLC
  • Calvin Knowlton, PhD '93: Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tabula Rasa Healthcare
  • Alpheus Sharp, Class of 1842, and Louis Dohme, Class of 1857: Co-founders of Merck, Sharp, and Dohme
  • Ellen H. Yankellow, PharmD '96, BSP '73: Founder of Correct Rx Pharmacy Services