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Howard University College of Medicine Announces Commemorative Dinner to Celebrate its 150th Anniversary

WASHINGTON, DC (October 5, 2018) -  The Howard University College of Medicine will host its 150th Anniversary Gala to Celebrate 150 years of Excellence in Education, Service and Research, on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, scheduled 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745.

The Gala will include a reception, silent auction, special program, entertainment, dinner and dance. This commemorative event will pay tribute to the faculty, staff and students who have dedicated their lives to the mission of excellence that is the cornerstone of Howard University.

“The Howard University College of Medicine remains dedicated to passing on core values of ethics, compassion, and the commitment to being care givers and educators for all who we serve,” said Dr. Hugh E. Mighty, dean of the College of Medicine and vice president of clinical affairs. “We believe the College of Medicine is poised to have a positive impact on the global community for the next 150 years.”

On November 9, 1868, the Howard University College of Medicine opened its red-framed wooden doors on Georgia Avenue to eight students and five faculty members. Since its founding, the College of Medicine has educated more than 8,000 physicians of all ethnicities and creeds. Today, enrollment consists of 465 students.

To purchase tickets, go to www.alum.howard.edu/MED150Gala

Additional information regarding the 150th Anniversary Gala, including sponsorship information and ticket details are available by contacting Ms. Alice Mahan, College of Medicine’s administrative director, at (202) 251-8436, or via email: alice.a.mahan@howard.edu.   

About Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced four Rhodes Scholars, 11 Truman Scholars, two Marshall Scholars, one Schwarzman Scholar, over 70 Fulbright Scholars and 22 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit www.howard.edu.