At the Friday night campus party, Dr. Alvin Mathé, a 1989 TCOM graduate and TCOM Internal Medicine faculty member (far right in photo), presented the TCOM Alumni Association Award of Academic Excellence to 10 TCOM students for “academic excellence, service to TCOM and commitment to the osteopathic profession.”
|Class of 2010 Award Winners
Class of 2009 Award Winners
On Saturday night, Dr. Jim Czewski, TCOM Class of 1977, was presented the TCOM Dean’s Award for Distinguished Service by Dr. Marc Hahn for “outstanding commitment to the osteopathic profession; exemplary achievements as a physician and a personal role model for others; and service to the community, the profession and TCOM.” Dr. Czewski is a past president of the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association and the TCOM Alumni Association.
Dr. Hahn also presented the Dean’s Award for Philanthropy to Dr. Steven Bander, TCOM Class of 1982, for “generous support of the students who follow in your footsteps and your personal involvement in the growth and success of your alma mater.” Dr. Bander and several classmates founded the TCOM Boogie Band in the 1980s. In 2003 the band reunited and released its “20th Anniversary Reunion World Tour” CD, which was used to raise more than $20,000 for TCOM student scholarships.
A high point of Saturday’s banquet was the auction of a Carnival Caribbean cruise, complete with accommodations in the owner’s suite – a $5,000 value. Dr. Stephanie Bryan, TCOM Class of 2004 (far right in photo), who was a travel agent in her previous life, obtained the cruise for the auction. Proceeds will benefit the TCOM Class of 2010, and class members Matt Maruska, Jenny Ozan and Jessica Toler were on hand for the event. The winner of the cruise was Dr. George Knapp, TCOM Class of 1982 (center in photo).
Everyone who planned and participated in TCOM’s 2007 Alumni Reunion Weekend
… proved that a successful reunion takes a lot of hard work by a lot of people. TCOM alumni from the Classes of 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992 and 1997 “came home” Sept. 14 and 15 to renew old friendships, swap stories and see their alma mater’s ever-changing campus. The celebration began Friday afternoon with special arrangements for alumni to attend the annual Convocation & White Coat Ceremony, followed by a fun-filled evening of barbeque, reminiscing and student-led tours. Saturday’s agenda kicked off with a custom-designed CME program featuring alumni as expert presenters. That night, alumni and special guests gathered at the Hilton Hotel downtown for individual class receptions and an all-class banquet with awards and a live auction.
High fives all around for the employees and students who made this year’s TCOM Alumni Reunion Weekend a success:
Marketing & Communications
Dr. Scott Ransom
Professional and Continuing Education
TCOM Dean’s Office
Dr. Marc B. Hahn
Dr. John Aschenbrenner
Dr. Bruce Dubin
Dr. Russ Gamber
Student Tour Guides
|At the Health Science Center’s 10th annual Convocation & White Coat Ceremony Sept. 14…
Our newest students
… were “cloaked” in the white coats that symbolize their chosen careers in health and science, and they took an oath acknowledging their responsibilities and willingness to assume the obligations of their new professions.
Alfred F. Hurley, University of North Texas Chancellor Emeritus/UNT System Chancellor Emeritus
… was awarded the Founder’s Medal for his contributions to health care and osteopathic medical education. He was recognized for his “admirable leadership as the UNT System’s 12th president” and his “faithful support” of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and the UNT Health Science Center.
| Rosie Moncrief, Fort Worth’s first lady
… received the Mary E. Luibel Distinguished Service Award for her “years of visionary leadership in seeking to achieve quality health care in her community.” President Scott Ransom read a proclamation that highlighted Moncrief’s work with several community organizations and her service as a member of the UNT Health Science Center Foundation Board of Directors.
|Vincent Robinson, Custodial Services
June Coleman, Telecommunications
Shea Patterson-Young, Office of the President
Captain C.B. Mays, Campus Police
Officer Andrew Wade, Campus Police
… worked together to assist a man who had a medical emergency on the Health Science Center campus Sept. 14. Vincent noticed the man lying on the sidewalk with shortness of breath on the Camp Bowie side of the EAD Building and alerted June, who called 911. Officer Wade assisted the man while Shea and Captain Mays flagged down the ambulance. Great teamwork!