Dr. Garen Koloyan, HOPE International alumnus and pediatric orthopedic surgeon in Armenia
Armenian Program Flourishes Long After HOPE
Dr. Garen Koloyan, who accompanied the 37 children needing prostheses to the United States on the Project HOPE airlift following the December 1988 earthquake in Armenia, just completed a fundraising trip to Chicago to further enhance the pediatric orthopedic and rehabilitation program initiated by Project HOPE in 1989. Since HOPE's departure from Armenia in 1995, Dr. Koloyan has led the HOPE-trained team using the HOPE model of visiting professionals (now from Europe) and has built the reputation of the program as evidenced by the treatment of children from Russia, Ukraine, and Georgia. During his visit, Dr. Koloyan outlined his team's readiness to reach out to neighboring countries to enhance the standards of pediatric orthopedics and rehabilitation in the region.
Health Care Managemant Progarm - Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)
The History Project team that is writing about Project HOPE's heath care management training program in CEE (1992-2009) is engaged with the leadership organizing the 25th anniversary of the Poland Hospital Association. HOPE's work in Poland began with the children's hospital in Krakow in 1974.
2016 Alumni Reunion
The Alumni Board decided that the 2016 Reunion will be October 7-8 in Washington, DC chaired by Edie McKenna, Bob Morrow, M. D., and our liaison at HOPE Center, Brooke Herndon.
Elizabeth A. Hudspeth, RN - medical surgical nurse, Peru
Dr. Van Kirke Nelson, Obstetrics and Gynecology in Cameron County, Texas
George T. Fraley, DDS in Natal, Brazil
Dr. Gerald L. Haines, Neurosurgeon in Nicaragua and Maceio, Brazil
Dr. Richard Satran, Neurosurgeon in Natal, Brazil
Contact Information for Alumni Association Staff Liaison
Ann MacGregor traveled with the SS HOPE from its launch in 1960. Throughout her six-year journey, she wrote letters to her mother that she later retrieved and made into a book entitled Letters of HOPE.