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 and guests back to Nashville to see classmates, friends and acquaintances.


Returning alumni find their names on the Alumni Circle Wall of Honor. The Alumni Circle event was for alumni who have given at least $1,000 in one of the last three fiscal years during the pandemic. – PHOTO BY KEN MORRIS


Alumni Circle attendees enjoy the company of classmates and friends. – PHOTO BY KEN MORRIS

Dr. Hildreth welcomes the alumni. – PHOTO BY KEN MORRIS

















Special events were held for those attending that included an invitation-only Alumni Circle dinner for those who have generously supported Meharry at an exclusive level in recent years; a rooftop gathering where the first “10 Under 10” were introduced—a selection of young alumni who support the institution while making a difference in the health care field and their communities; a special alumni event at the National Museum of African American Music; the Alumni Family Picnic and the Alumni Scholarship Gala.


The celebration also offered anniversary events for 25th- and 50th-year alumni, a “Jazz on the Lawn” event, a golf tournament, continuing education courses and other gatherings. Here are a few images from some of the events.


At the National Museum of African American Music, some danced the night away while many enjoyed the wealth of information about music history and entertainers through the years. – PHOTO BY LUCIUS PATENAUDE





Alumni enjoyed the Alumni Family Picnic on Saturday afternoon. – PHOTO BY LUCIUS PATENAUDE


















Alumni at the Scholarship Gala enjoy catching up with classmates and friends. – PHOTO BY KEN MORRIS














Classes in reunion gave to scholarships with great success. The Class of 1982 gave the largest class donation this year with $406,137. The Class of 2012 drew 100 percent participation from medical and dental alumni. All told, the classes in reunion gave nearly $1.2 million. – PHOTO BY KEN MORRIS