Meharry National Alumni Association

Mission Statement

True to the heritage of Meharry Medical College, the Meharry National Alumni Association, Inc., pledges to support the College and provide activities that foster the interests of the College by promoting the art and science of medicine, dentistry, health-related research, graduate studies, and allied health professions. The Association further pledges to provide information about the College to alumni and foster relationships among Alumni that advance the Mission of the College.

History

Meharry Medical College’s original Alumni Association was chartered in 1925. Records indicate that there was no activity for a period of time that resulted in the loss of the charter. In December 1986, the corporate charter was reinstated as the Meharry National Alumni Association, Inc.

 

The Association became a freestanding organization in 2002, separate from the College. It retains its original mission, goals, and objectives in partnership with Meharry Medical College, as outlined in the Operational Agreement between the College and the Association.

 

And in the tradition of its founders, the Association enhances and shapes the focus of its activities to promote:

  • Support and assistance to students;
  • Congeniality among Alumni;
  • Good will among Alumni toward the College;
  • Information to Alumni about the activities of the College;
  • Chapter establishment and development; and
  • Financial development that support the endowment of the College as well as other priority needs identified by the College.

Operations

The Association operates administratively through a central office, Alumni Affairs, located on the Meharry Medical College campus, with chartered chapters throughout the United States. Currently, there are 38 chartered chapters.

The Meharry National Alumni Association, Inc. is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization. The governing board (Board of Management) consists of officers of the Association and local chapter presidents and officers. The Executive Committee and the Board of Management meet two or three times annually, during:

  • Commencement/Reunion weekend
  • Fall, prior to the fall convocation
  • Mid-winter (January or February)

The general membership meets annually, usually during the College’s Commencement Reunion weekend.

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President/Contact

President/Contact

ALABAMA

Birmingham

Montgomery

Tuscaloosa/W Al

East AL/West GA

 

Vacant

Jefferson Underwood, III, MD”81

Bennie Goggans, DDS”79

Thomas N. Malone, MD”69

ARKANSAS

Arkansas State

 

William Rutledge, MD”79

CALIFORNIA

Southern CA

Northern CA

 

Rodney Cobb, DDS”88

Kimberly Lucas-Benton, DDS”88

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

DC Area

 

Shelly L. Williams-Griffin, MD’90

FLORIDA

Jacksonville

Orlando

Miami/Ft. Lauderdale

St. Petersburg

 

Reginald Sykes, MD”80

Michael Badger, DDS’90

James W. Bridges, MD’60

Mendee Bull-Ligon, DDS’79

GEORGIA

Savannah Area

Atlanta

 

John P. Johnson, DDS’89

Vincent C. Vaughters, DDS”81

HAWAII

Hawaii State

 

Lillian Jones, MD’98

ILLINOIS

Chicago Area

 

David Anyadike, MD’00

Garfield Batchelor, DDS

KENTUCKY

Kentucky State area

 

Lewis Hargett, MD’87

KANSAS

Kansas City

Heartland

 

Joahn Betts, MD’85

Michael Williams, DDS “79

LOUISIANA

Baton Rouge

New Orleans

 

Lafayette

 

Teryl Emery, DDS”01

Errol Quinteal, Sr., MD ‘71

Tokius Westbrook, MD’02

Patrick D. Moore, MD’98

MARYLAND

Baltimore

 

Winfred Booker, DDS’85

MICHIGAN

Detroit

 

Dennis Rogers, DDS”82

MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi State

 

Edith-Smith Rayford, MD’88

MISSOURI

St. Louis

 

Carla Lewis-Langley, DDS’87

NEVADA

Nevada State

 

Luther Adair, MD’06

NEW YORK

New York State

 

Allen Toles, MD’86

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte

Raleigh/Durham

 

Andrew Holt, MSPH’99

Deidre Batch, MD”76

OHIO

Cincinnati/Dayton

Cleveland

 

Vacant

Roderick Adams, Jr. DDS’75

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh

 

Vacant

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina State

 

James A. Green, III, DDS’01

TENNESSEE

Nashville

Murfreesboro

Chattanooga

Memphis

 

Vacant

Andrew Hazley, MD’77

Marvin Eason, MD’78

William Terrell, Jr. MD’72

TEXAS

Dallas

Houston

San Antonio

 

Vacant

Reginald Buford, MD

George Hillard, MD’72

VIRGINIA

Hampton

Richmond

 

Lavonne Hairstone, MD’11

Karen Royal Love, MD

BAHAMAS

Nassau

 

Sy Pierre, MD’89


Benefits of Active Membership

  • Assure the Financial security of the Association.

 

  • Receive a HARD COPY of The Alumni Magazine.

 

  • Retain eligibility for Awards and Recognitions.

 

  • Receive competent and unbiased advice to your children/grandchildren.

 

  • Refer patients and others to the National Office for counseling.

 

  • Receive discounts from the Martha Robert Spirit Bookstore.

 

  • Receive discounts from certain insurance companies

 

  • Network with other Meharrians.

 

  • Request information for your patients who are relocating and seek a Meharry healthcare provider physician/dentist at the new home.

 

  • Receive names patients who seek a healthcare provider who recently moved to your area.
  • Provide your name to such patients.

 

  • Participate on the governance of the Association and Meharry Medical College.

 

  • Be considered for membership on the Board of Trustees of Meharry Medical College.

 

  • Be eligible for leadership roles in the Meharry Alumni Association.

 

  • Receive condolences for deceased loved ones.

 

  • Receive resolutions for deceased loved ones.

 

  • Receive special recognition for contributions to the association.

 

  • Get priority communications from the national office.

 

  • Contribute in increments of $200, $100, or $75 annually.

 

  • Get reports from the president of the Association and Alumni Trustees on actions of the Meharry Board of Trustees

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Alumni Publications

Contact Alumni Affairs

1005 Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr. Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37203-7512
Telephone: 615.327.6266
FAX: 615.327.6621

Alumni Affairs Administration & Staff

Henry A. Moses, Ph.D.

Executive Director,
Professor Emeritus
Biochemistry
615.327.6732/6266
hmoses@mmc.edu

Toya Covington

Consulting Director,
Finance and Business Operations
(Part-time)
tcovington@mmc.edu

Roxie Johnson

Senior Alumni Coordinator
rjohnson@mmc.edu

Pamela G. Kellar

Assistant Director,
Alumni Affairs
615.327.6865
pkellar@mmc.edu

Executive Officers, 2019-2021

President:
Lewis Hargett, M.D.`87

President-Elect:
Ethel Harris, D.D.S. `01

First Vice President:
Thomas Scott, M.D. `87

Treasurer:
Billy Ray Ballard, M.D.`80, D.D.S.`65

Secretary:
Edith Smith-Rayford, M.D. `88

Immediate Past President:
Dawn B. Griffin, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.`95

Executive Director:
Henry A. Moses, Ph.D.