Society of Alumni and Friends offers funding, incentives for
(ATHENS, Ohio—Dec. 19, 2013) The Heritage College of Osteopathic
Medicine’s Society of Alumni and Friends has recently opened up new
avenues for student organizations and individuals to receive funding
for creative projects and ideas.
The Student-Alumni Society Funding provides up to $1,000 to help
students implement innovative programs and ideas that provide value
to both the college and the osteopathic medical community. There
will be a total of $5,000 available each year.
Through the Class Gift Fund, the alumni society also will match
funds raised by the second-year class to purchase their white coats
before beginning third-year rotations. These matching funds will be
used as seed money for a class gift—a new commencement tradition.
Funding to Host a Grad provides an incentive for student clubs and
organizations to invite graduates to return to campus and speak to
students. The alumni society will match up to $200 in expenses per
club each year to assist in putting together excellent programs
featuring alumni visitors.
Applications are available for download from the Medical Development
& Alumni Affairs website at
www.oucom.ohiou.edu/DevAlum/. Students may also pick up a copy
in Parks Hall 113 or contact Laurie Lach, director of alumni
affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org for an electronic application.
In previous years, the Society of Alumni and Friends has partnered
with the Jason Madachy Foundation to divide the cost of providing
Littman Cardiology III stethoscopes to each incoming class. The
alumni society is committed to continuing this tradition.
Starting with the class of 2018, the Osteopathic Heritage
Foundations and the Jason Madachy Foundation will partner with the
alumni society to provide stethoscopes to both extension campuses.
All Athens-based students’ stethoscopes will be provided by the
Society of Alumni and Friends.
The alumni society is inviting all Heritage College graduates to
give the gift of a stethoscope, along with a personal note to the
recipient of each stethoscope they fund.
“The new areas of funding are intended to show current students that
there is an active and engaged alumni society that wants to be
instrumental in their medical education, as well as to promote a
culture of goodwill within the Heritage College,” Lach said.