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Asheville Alumni Reception and Campus Open House

 

On December 8, the Office of Medical Alumni Affairs and the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) hosted a reception for local alumni and faculty at Green Man Brewery in Asheville, NC. Alumni shared memories and were able to meet and speak with current medical students studying in Asheville as well as representatives from both the Medical Alumni office and MAHEC. During the day on December 9, alumni were able to participate in an open house on MAHEC’s main campus, touring the state-of-the-art facilities and networking with the local faculty.

In 2023, we hope to host additional receptions to bring a little bit of UNC to our medical populations across NC and potentially other parts of the country. We hope to see you at some of these events!

 


Fall National Loyalty Fund Committee (NLFC) and Medical Alumni Council (MAC) Meeting

 

Members of the NLFC and MAC along with other interested alumni met with members of the Office of Medical Alumni Affairs and UNC Health Foundation for a full day of meetings at the Graduate Hotel in downtown Chapel Hill. A spirited panel discussion with medical students during lunch between the morning and afternoon meetings added a variety of perspectives to the day.

Some of the major topics that were discussed involved the choice of priorities for the Medical Alumni Council and the potential revision of the Bylaws to reflect the changing needs and mission of the Medical Alumni Association.

 


UNC School of Medicine Spirit Reception and Homecoming

 

Alumni and friends from across the country gathered on October 28 for a spirit reception at the Rizzo Center to gather in conjunction with the UNC football game on October 29. Students mingled with alumni as they enjoyed heavy hors d’oeuvres in the Magnolia Room.

During the evening of October 29, alumni with tickets to the football game cheered as the UNC Tar Heels defeated the Pittsburgh Panthers with a final score of 42 to 24. It was an exciting game and a wonderful opportunity for everyone who attended!

 


Spring 2022 Medical Alumni Events & Milestone Reunions

 

For the first time since 2019, alumni were able to gather together in Chapel Hill safely for an in-person Spring Medical Alumni Weekend event. It was a time to celebrate for classes from years ending in -2 or -7. In particular, the Class of 1972 met at the DuBose House to celebrate their 50th year class reunion. Congratulations to them and all the other classes on a wonderful celebration!

On Friday, April 1, alumni, faculty and staff joined together in a meeting of the National Loyalty Fund Committee highlighting the financial state of alumni giving with a special focus on the progress towards the new Roper Hall, scheduled to be completed in 2023. The Medical Alumni Council meeting was a time for reflection on the trials of the past few years but also a time to look forward to the progress being made at UNC and throughout the School of Medicine. The day concluded with an Awards Banquet celebrating the first group of in-person awardees since the spring of 2019. It was an uplifting event with inspiring speeches given by the new recipients of each award.

Saturday, April 2 was reserved for celebrations of Milestone Reunions at the DuBose House and the Carolina Inn. The Class of 1972 celebrated their 50th year reunion in grand style with a special dinner joined by special guests from the Class of 1967. The Classes of 1977 and beyond met at the Carolina Inn for a buffet dinner featuring music and televisions set up to broadcast the NCAA Final Four game between UNC and Duke. The UNC victory over Duke added an unexpected but appreciated exclamation point to the weekend!

 


Events are held throughout the year, but in case you missed one of our events, we publish a short summary of our most recent events for review. Thanks to all who attended and will attend in the future!

Photos of many of our recent events are available at https://brianstrickland.zenfolio.com/uncmedpictures.  Photos of other events are available by request.