SOM alumni lead Student Education Enhancement Fund
From a brand-new student lounge to expanded opportunities to put classroom knowledge to work in the community, School of Medicine students are benefiting greatly from the generosity of alumni.
The School of Medicine Alumni Association recently completed the first year of a five-year, $1.2 million fundraising goal to enhance the educational experience of students. Sixty-four alumni and friends of the school pledged $186,000 to the Student Education Enhancement Fund as of July 28.
The money will go toward:
- New summer research projects, community service programs and medical outreach trips that allow students to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in laboratories, as well as in communities in San Antonio and throughout the world.
- Academic programs and capital projects that directly impact students’ education, such as expanded tutoring services and enhancements to the H-E-B Clinical Skills Center.
- A 1,500-square-foot student lounge for club meetings, group study, relaxation, recreation and student-alumni receptions. The Alumni Association Student Lounge opened to students in July, with an alumni celebration scheduled for the fall.
Alumni and friends interested in supporting the Student Education Enhancement Fund can donate online. For more information, visit uthscsa.edu/som/giving and select “SOM Student Education Enhancement Fund” in the designation field on the second page of the online giving form. Or call David Perryman, director of alumni relations for the School of Medicine, at (210) 567-4400.