Proud Parents Summer Beach Retreat a Success
More than 30 parents attended the UTMB Proud Parents Summer Beach Retreat on Saturday, June 21. This event, sponsored by the UTMB Parents Council and the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations provided parents the opportunity to learn more about campus life and student services.
During brunch, guests received updates from Pam Hill, Parents Council member, Dr. Jim Mahon, interim associate vice president of Student Services and Alex Arnold, president of the Student Government Association.
Afterwards, parents were taken to the UTMB campus where they were greeted by four School of Medicine student ambassadors and given special guided tours.
The group was taken to the gross anatomy lab where Dr. Brian Miller outlined dissection and the student laboratory experience. Later, parents were escorted to the Moody Medical Library to see the Blocker History of Medicine Rare Book Collection. Archivist, Robert Marlin gave parents a brief overview of the collection as well as a special glimpse of the more than 18,000 titles catalogued.
Other stops on the tour included student instructional labs, Old Red, the Lee Hage Jamail Student Center and the John Sealy Hospital.
The Parents Council, established in 2008, enhances communication between parents and the university and provides a support network to enhance the educational experience for all students.
For more information about the Parents Council, please contact Kim Barfield at 409-772-5147 or via email at email@example.com.
Alumni Say Thanks
UTMB has shaped the lives of three generations of Purgasons.
Today, as alumni, donors, parents, and leaders in the Fort Worth community, Dr. Tom Purgason (School of Medicine 1979) and his wife Michele Purgason (School of Nursing 1979) are proudly partnering with friends like you to ensure UTMB will impact lives for generations to come.
Listen to their special message above.