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Tree planting on the grounds of Carter Hall as a memorial to Dr. Eldon Ellis - long time volunteer and Past President of the Alumni Association

Alumni Association Board Meeting in Millwood - April 9-10

The board approved $100,000 from the William B. Walsh, M. D. Endowment to partially fund Walsh Fellow, Dr. L. Palo, for his first year as the SE Asia Program Director.  Also approved was $10,000 from the Bill Kooiman Travel Fund to partially support alumni returning as volunteers on the two 2015 Navy Missions.

A near complete document on HOPE's Health Care Management Program in Central and Eastern Europe was presented by Bill Walsh and Debbie Reister.  Nancy Savage and Dorothy Aeschilman reported on their work to document the history of HOPE Nursing in China in preparation for its presentation by HOPE nurse, Marcia Petrini at the June 22 International Council of Nursing meeting in Seoul, Korea.  Questionnaires have been sent to 200 alumni of the Brazil programs.

Updates were presented to the Board by HOPE staff from Development and Communications, Volunteer Services, and an overview of the Strategy Refresh 2015-1018 was given.

Debbie Reister demonstrated the initial phase of the HOPE Virtual Gallery and encourages board members to send captioned photos and remembrances ( of their HOPE experiences to be added to the Gallery.

Volunteer of the Year Celebration

The Alumni Association meeting was scheduled to coincide with the National Recognition of Volunteers.  Association President, John Wilhelm, M. D., presented the 2014 Volunteer awards to Corporate Fellow, Fabian Immink (Medtronic), Cam-Tu Tran, M. D. (bronze), Janet Kinney, M. D. (silver), and Grace Deveney, RN, MPH (gold).  Runners up Eva Chang, Sharon Redding, RN, EdD, CNE, and Linda Rice, RN, MSN, were given mention (see Related News section).

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.

HOPE Remembers

  • Craig B. Leman, MD General Surgeon (Peru, Guinea), 2014

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