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Howard University College of Medicine Announces Commemorative Dinner to Celebrate its 150th Anniversary

Howard University College of Medicine Announces Commemorative Dinner to Celebrate its 150th Anniversary

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Howard University College of Medicine will host its 150th Anniversary Gala to Celebrate 150 Years of Excellence in Education, Service and Research, on Friday, November 9, 2018, scheduled 6 p.m. at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745.  

On November 9, 1868, the Howard University College of Medicine opened its red-framed wooden doors on Georgia Avenue to eight students and five faculty members. Since its founding, the College of Medicine has educated more than 8,000 physicians of all ethnicities and creeds.

The Gala will include a reception, silent auction, special program, entertainment, dinner and dance. This commemorative event will pay tribute to the faculty, staff and students who have dedicated their lives to the mission of excellence that is the cornerstone of Howard University.

"The Howard University College of Medicine remains dedicated to passing on core values of ethics, compassion, and the commitment to being care givers and educators for all who we serve," says Dr. Hugh E. Mighty, dean of the College of Medicine and vice president of clinical affairs. "We believe the College of Medicine is poised to have a positive impact on the global community for the next 150 years."

On November 9, 1868, the Howard University College of Medicine opened its red-framed wooden doors on Georgia Avenue to eight students and five faculty members. Since its founding, the College of Medicine has educated more than 8,000 physicians of all ethnicities and creeds. Today, enrollment consists of 465 students.

Howard University is America's No. 1 institution for producing Black applicants to U.S. medical schools, according to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges. In the 2017-18 academic year, 118 Howard undergraduates applied to U.S. medical schools, ahead of all other colleges and universities.

"Howard University prepares more African American pre-med students to apply to medical school and enrolls the most African American students in our own esteemed medical school because we are committed to our mission to diversify the workforce with an infusion of talented, well-prepared scholars," says President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, a three-time graduate of Howard University.

To purchase tickets, go to www.alum.howard.edu/MED150Gala. Additional information regarding the 150th Anniversary Gala, including sponsorship information, is available by contacting Alice Mahan, College of Medicine's administrative director, at alice.a.mahan@howard.edu.  

Media Contact: Alonda Thomas, Alonda.Thomas@howard.edu

 

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