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Generous gift allows Turner ballroom to be named for father/daughter alumni

    Meharry Medical College recently received a $750,000 gift from the family of two alumni—the late Alexander C. Wells, Ph.D. ’78 and his daughter, Sabrina Wells-Holloway, D.D.S. ’97. The gift, from Dr. Dorothy McKinney-Wells, Alexander’s wife and Sabrina’s mother, will allow a ballroom in The Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education to bear […]

Zindzi Thompson makes Meharry history as youngest Black female graduate

On a Saturday, in mid-May, 21-year-old Zindzi Thompson walked across the stage of the Grand Ole Opry—but her accolades were from skill and study instead of musical talent. Thompson was the youngest Black female to graduate with an M.D. in the history of Meharry Medical College.   When Thompson enrolled in Meharry’s School of Medicine […]

The return of Reunion & Homecoming

After two years of virtual get-togethers and Zoom events, Meharry alumni returned to Nashville to gather for their class reunions for class years ending in “2” and “7.” This year, however, attendees from other class years came as well to take part in the College’s first Homecoming celebration. The event drew nearly 400 alumni, spouses […]

Meharry’s 147th Commencement is one for the books for many reasons

  The 147th Commencement of Meharry Medical College Saturday was a celebration of multiple occasions, all centered around the triumph of returning to the scene of many Commencement exercises before—the Grand Ole Opry House Auditorium.   Not since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 forced Meharry’s graduation ceremony to go virtual has there been […]

Bandy-Neal honored by NBJ as one of Nashville’s ‘2022 Women of Influence’

Senior Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer LaMel Bandy-Neal was recently honored by the Nashville Business Journal as one of the city’s “2022 Women of Influence.” The NBJ says the award is given to “the women shaping how we do business in Nashville”   According to their website, “the NBJ’s Women of Influence […]