Commencement/Reunion 2019

Meharry seal

144th Commencement Exercises

Grand Ole Opry House

May 18, 2019

9:00 a.m.

(Doors open to the public at 8:00 a.m.)

Meharry Medical College has served the nation’s health care needs for 143 years. This year, the College is convening its 144th commencement exercise because it held two graduation ceremonies in one academic year during World War II.

Host Hotel

 

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

2800 Opryland Drive

Nashville, TN  37214

Rate: $189 per night

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Group Cut-off date:  April 16, 2019

 

 

Additional lodging

 

Holiday Inn Express and Suites at Opryland

2461 McGavock Pike

Nashville, TN 37214

Rate:  $159 per night

Meharry Commencement Online Booking Link

Reservations number:  1.888.465.4329 or Direct: 615.829.7777

Group Code:  MEH

Group Cut-off date:  April 17, 2019

Here are some suggestions to help you navigate to graduation.

  1. Review your degree requirements with the Academic Dean for your respective school.
  2. Verify graduation deadlines for your school.
  3. Order graduation announcements.
  4. Update your permanent address on Student Banner Self Service to ensure you receive your diploma and all other pertinent information without delay.
  5. Make sure all outstanding issues have been resolved.
  6. Any financial obligations you have (fines, tickets, fees, etc.) must be cleared with the proper areas.
  7. If you have any outstanding student loans, check with the Office of Financial Aid. All records must be cleared before you can receive your diploma. If you have borrowed federal student loans to help finance your education, you must complete an exit counseling exam. This exam can be completed at www.studentloans.gov. Call Student Financial Services at 615-327-6826 for more information.
  8. Use this website to answer all of your questions regarding commencement.
  9. Contact the Office of Student Services for assistance with resumé development.

Join the Alumni Association. Contact the Alumni Association at 615-327-6266 or go to the Alumni Association Web Page for more information. 

Announce your accomplishment to family and friends with personalized graduation announcements from Herff Jones. Specifically designed for your college’s commencement ceremony, they arrive personalized with your name, degree, and major.

 

Since 1920, Herff Jones has been providing commencement regalia, announcements, rings, frames, and other recognition products to colleges across the nation. Herff Jones believes your accomplishments need to be recognized and rewarded with quality products and service.

 

Click here to be directed to the Herff Jones website.

 

The DEX Imaging Center at Meharry will also serve as another resource for announcements and invitations during this graduation season. For Information on announcement and invitation pricing, please contact:

 

Elizabeth Swope Noll
Director
615.327.6176
enoll@mmc.edu

 

Dex Imaging Copy Center
615.327.5962
copycenter@mmc.edu

 

Locations:

Auxillary Services and the Copy Center are located in the basement of the School of Dentistry.

 

Below is the link for the graduating seniors for downloading the
Meharry seal and logo for their invitations.

 

Students will need to log in to access this page.

Seal and Logo

For any custom framing and gift needs visit Mr. Nathaniel Harris at Woodcuts Gallery & Framing.

Woodcuts Gallery & Framing
1613 Jefferson Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37208
615-321-5357

woodcutsart@yahoo.com

www.woodcutsfineart.com

Since 1989, Stanley M. Bergman has been Chairman of the Board and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc., a Fortune 500® company and the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental and medical practitioners, with more than 18,000 Team Schein Members and operations or affiliates in 31 countries. Henry Schein is a member of the S&P 500® and Nasdaq 100® indexes. In 2018, the Company’s sales from continuing operations reached $9.4 billion. Henry Schein has been a Fortune World’s Most Admired Company for 18 consecutive years.

 

Mr. Bergman serves as a board member or advisor for numerous institutions including New York University College of Dentistry; the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine; the Columbia University Medical Center; University of the People; Hebrew University; Tel Aviv University; the University of the Witwatersrand Fund; The World Economic Forum’s Health Care Governors; the Business Council for International Understanding, the Japan Society and the Metropolitan Opera.  Mr. Bergman is an honorary member of the American Dental Association and the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity.  Mr. Bergman is the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor; the CR Magazine Corporate Responsibility Lifetime Achievement Award; the 2017 CEO of the year award by Chief Executive Magazine; Honorary Doctorates from The University of the Witwatersrand, Western University of Health Sciences, Hofstra University, A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Case Western Reserve University and Farmingdale State College (SUNY); and Honorary Fellowship from King’s College London – Dental Institute and the International College of Dentists.

 

Stan and Marion Bergman and their family are active supporters of organizations fostering the arts, higher education, cultural diversity and grassroots health care and sustainable entrepreneurial economic development initiatives in the United States, Africa and other developing regions of the world.

 

Mr. Bergman is a graduate of The University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, and is a South African Chartered Accountant and a NYS Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Continuing Education Theme:
Lifestyle Medicine & Generational Disparities

 

 

Wednesday, May 15th

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. •  Registration
S.S. Kresge Learning Resources Center lobby

 

10 – 11:30 a.m. • Inaugural Opening Continuing Education Lecture Series
(open to all registered alumni)
S.S. Kresge Learning Resources Center lower level

 

11:30 a.m. – Noon • Break

 

Noon – 1:15 p.m. • Cleve Ewell Memorial Heritage Lecture
Dr. Nkirkua Emegawali, 2012 alumna
S.S. Kresge Learning Resources Center lower level

 

1:15 – 1:30 p.m. • Break

 

1:30 – 3 p.m. • Alumni Luncheon Presentation and Panel Discussion: What’s Going On With The Curriculum
Veronica Mallett, Dean, SOM, Dr. Larry Alexander
Moderator: Dr. Xylina Bean;
Panelists: Drs. Forbes, Smoot & Offodile

 

3 -3:15 p.m. • Break

 

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. • Pamela C. Williams, M.D. ’81 Simulation and Clinical Skills Center Tour
S.S. Kresge Learning Resources Center ground level

 

4:30 – 6 p.m. • Alumni Welcome Reception campus
S.S. Kresge Learning Resources Center lower level

 

 

Thursday, May 16th

 

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Alumni Registration
S.S. Kresge Learning Resource Center lobby

 

8:30 – 11:30 a.m. • OB-GYN Educational Seminar: New Horizons in Women’s Health
S.S. Kresge Learning Resources Center lower level

 

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • SOGSR Presentations (posters exhibits)
Judges: Dr. Cleve Ewell III, M.D.; Billy Ballard, D.D.S., M.D.; Henry A. Moses, Ph.D.
The Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education first floor and S.S. Kresge Learning Resource Center, lower level 

 

10 a.m. – Noon; 1 –  3 p.m. • Alumni Hospitality
S.S. Kresge Learning Resources Center sixth-floor alumni lounge

 

11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. • Wealth Management Seminar and Luncheon
S.S. Kresge Learning Resource Center TQM/lower level auditorium (light refreshments served)

 

1 – 4 p.m. • Lloyd C. Elam Psychiatric Symposium: Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes and Mental Health
S.S. Kresge Learning Resources Center lower level

 

1 – 5 p.m. • Opioids – Chemical Dependency in Dentistry CDE Seminar  (light lunch provided)
S.S. Kresge Learning Resource Center lower level

 

5 – 6 p.m. • Tour School of Dentistry Museum
SOD first floor

 

6 – 8 p.m.  •  Alumni Let’s Reminisce

 

Time TBA • Executive Committee Conference Call
The Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education first floor

 

 

Friday, May 17th

 

7 a.m. •  32nd Annual Charles E. Brown, M.D. ’60 Memorial Golf Tournament
Ted Rhodes Golf Course

 

8 – 10 a.m. •  SOD Continuing Education Lecture
SOD Cox Auditorium

 

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • Alumni Registration
S.S. Kresge Learning Resource Center lobby

 

9 – 11 a.m. • Nurses Continental Breakfast
Hulda Margaret Lyttle Hall first floor

 

9 a.m. – Noon • Annual Internal Medicine Commencement Seminar “PTSD, Burnout and Suicide in Clinicians (Part 1)”
S.S. Kresge Learning Resources Center lower level

 

10 a.m. –Noon • Delta Dental Simulation Center Skills Enhancement
SOD Cox Auditorium

 

10 a.m. – Noon • Alumni Hospitality
S.S. Kresge Learning Resources Center sixth-floor alumni lounge

 

Noon – 1:30 p.m. • Luncheon Lecture
“Meharry: The Forgotten Treasure”
Linda and Michael Byrd, M.D.
S.S. Kresge Learning Resources Center lower level (TQM Room)

 

1 – 3 p.m. • Martha Roberts Spirit Store
The Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education first-floor lobby

 

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. • Annual Internal Medicine Commencement Seminar
“PTSD, Burnout and Suicide in Clinicians and Suicide Prevention (Part 2)”
S.S. Kresge Learning Resource Center lower level

 

3 – 5:50 p.m. • Meharry National Alumni Association, Inc. Annual Meeting
S.S. Kresge Learning Resource Center Lecture Hall 3 and 4, lower level

 

7 – 9 p.m. • Golden (1969) & Silver (1994) Anniversary Dinner
The Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education second floor

 

7:30 – 8 p.m. • Reunion class meetings and welcome
1974  1979  1984  1989  1994  1999  2004  2009  2014
The Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education third floor

 

7:30 – 9 p.m. • Class pictures
The Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education second floor

 

9 – 11 p.m. • Old School Alumni Party
The Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education second floor

 

9 – 11 p.m. • Young Alumni Party on the Patio
The Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education second-floor patio

 

 

Saturday, May 18th

 

9 a.m. • 144th Commencement Exercises
Grand Ole Opry House

 

TBA • Alumni Community Service Project
(in planning stages)

 

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Alumni Family Picnic
Harold D. West Basic Sciences Center lawn

 

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Martha Roberts Spirit Store
The Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education first-floor lobby

 

6 – 7 p.m. • Alumni Gala Reception
The Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education second-floor lobby

 

7 p.m. – 9 p.m. • Alumni Gala
The Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education second-floor ballroom

 

 

Sunday, May 19th

 

10 a.m. – Noon • Alumni Farwell Champagne Brunch
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Skylight Foyer, mezzanine level

The Commencement Ceremony is Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 9:00 am, Grand Ole Opry House. Commencement Reunion Activities will commence May 16, 2019

 

DIRECTIONS FOR COMPLETING THIS FORM

 

An activity form must be completed for each event you plan to have appear in the Commencement/Reunion Activity Booklet. Please fill out your form completely and click the submit button to transmit.

 

Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

 

Please make all submissions by 12 Noon March 24, 2019.

 

If you are planning an event on campus, contact the following individuals to reserve our space:

  • Linda Williams – x6904 (TQM, LRC Lecture Halls)
  • Barbara Grissom – x6818 – (SOM, Lecture Halls)
  • Alicia Cross – x6784 (SOD, Cox Auditorium)
  • Malynda Gaines – x6533 (Utmost Bound, SOGS Classrooms)
  • Vanessa Smith – X6318 (Library, Multipurpose Room)
  • Danita Stewart – x6244 (Cal Turner Center, Moses Alumni Hall, Lyttle Hall Parlor and Meeting Space)
  • Crissy Grooms – x2802 (Aramark Catering @ Meharry)

Thank you.

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If you would like to serve as a volunteer, please R.S.V.P. via the form below.

Roles of Volunteers

  • Assist guests in hooders section to their seats
  • Direct VIPs to the reserved section
  • Assist and direct graduates and hooders on and off stage

What time should you arrive?

  • Volunteers for the ceremony should arrive at 6:30 a.m.
  • Volunteers should park in the general parking lot located near the Belmont Curb Event Center.

Attire

  • Business attire (black and white preferred) or dark-colored clothing (navy)

What to do if?

  • Guest has special request

If you encounter a guest with special needs (i.e., diabetic, asthmatic) security personnel will be stationed in the following locations listed below each area of the property. The officers on duty have been directed to assist you and will know whom to contact in case of an emergency.  Medic One will be available for the day.

Locations 

  • VIP -Main Floor
  • Alumni -Main Floor
  • Graduates -Main Floor
  • Hooders -Main Floor
  • Programs

Badges

  • Staff badges will be available when you arrive and should be returned at the conclusion of the Commencement ceremony.

Please fill out the form below to sign up to volunteer for commencement:

Dr. Patricia Matthews-Juarez, Chair

Sandra Williams, Co-Chair

 

Staff:

 

Connie Austin

 

Dr. Stephanie Bailey

 

Jocelyn Cordell

 

April Curry

 

Devyn Demaree

 

Candace Demonbreun

 

Lisa  Dixon

 

Sherlene Fry

 

Chelsei Granderson

 

Dr. Julie Gray

 

Dr. Sandra Harris

 

Dr. Saletta Holloway

 

Auturo Holmes

 

Dontez Huskey

 

Joannie Ivory

 

Majornette Jefferson

 

Gerald Jones

 

George Kelly

 

Tammi Lavender

 

Dr.  Stephanie McClure

 

Theresa McKinnon

 

Ken Morris

 

Dr. Evangeline Motley

 

Jessica Powell

 

Tremayne Richard

 

Joseph  Smith, Jr.

 

Enola Walton

 

Linda Witt

The Doctoral Hooding Commencement is for those candidates receiving the M.D., Ph.D., or D.D.S. degrees. Students may choose their dissertation advisors, mentors, or family members to participate in the hooding ceremony. A maximum of two hooders may participate.

 

Please click here to review the College’s hooding policy.

 

Please indicate the name of your hooder(s) below. Students are responsible for confirming the availability of their hooder(s).

 

Deadline: April 1, 2019