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PHILANTHROPY

“Adopting” Students, Transforming Lives Yes I still feel like I’m learning medicine! It’s been 30 years since I was a first-year medical student at UND. I still remember those first few days of orientation. I also remember the stress of those first few months. Medical school is not easy. Your residency will not be easy. But you have chosen a noble and fascinating profession, one that will require you to continue learning throughout your career. Your medical degree from UND will serve you well, no matter what you choose to do with it. —Dr. John C. Johnson, ’86

Sponsors who participated in the second annual Adopt-a-Med-Student program wrote letters like this to the members of the Class of 2016, giving the students Robert Arusell, MD; Michael Traynor, Jr.; and Dean Joshua Wynne encouragement, sharing personal information about their sponsor, and geographic location, possibly by other interests such as sports or inviting the students to keep in touch during their four years of hobbies (if evident) but sometimes simply at random. Some medical school and beyond. students have been surprised to learn they know their sponsor, This was exactly the intent of the program when it was and sometimes sponsors have attended the luncheon to created by Dean Joshua Wynne and the Office of Alumni and personally present the stethoscopes to the students. Community Relations in 2011. For a gift of $250, sponsors give first-year medical school If you are interested in sponsoring a member of the Class of students stethoscopes, a staple tool of all physicians. The students 2017 next fall, please contact the Office of Alumni and select the model and color they want, and their names are then Community Relations at (701) 777-4305 or e-mail kristen.peterson@med.und.edu. engraved on the diaphragm. The stethoscopes are presented to the students at a luncheon in the Vennes Atrium in October. Sponsors are paired with students mostly based on

2012 Adopt-a-Med-Student Sponsors Joseph E. Adducci ..............Williston, ND Steve Bagan................................Fargo, ND Philip L. Barney......................Polson, MT Carl Baumgartner...................Edina, MN David A. Billings .....................Minot, ND Heidi Bittner...................Devils Lake, ND Stephen E. Dippé ..................Phoenix, AZ Scott Fillmore ...........................Fargo, ND Thomas E. Flynn ..............Kalamazoo, MI James Frisk ................................Fargo, ND Barbara Hample..............West Fargo, ND Robert Hedger ......................Oak Park, IL

William J. Heiser ...............Scottsdale, AZ Robert A. Hieb..........................Fargo, ND Thomas P. Hutchens.................Fargo, ND Andrew Hvidston .....................Fargo, ND James E. Jarrett ...................Missoula, MT John Johnson.............................Fargo, ND Robert Kemp.......................Williston, ND Mark Koponen..........................Fargo, ND John and Elise Leitch ...............Fargo, ND Thomas Matzke.........................Fargo, ND LaVaun McCann ..........Grand Forks, ND Jeffrey T. Meland .............Northfield, MN

Jerry Obritsch.....................Bismarck, ND Rick L. Paulson...................Bismarck, ND Rene Pelletier.........................Osceola, WI Donald A. Person..........San Antonio, TX Brett A. Pinkerton....................Fargo, ND Kent L. Sack ...........................Pacheco, CA Janelle Sanda and Robert Arusell .....................Fargo, ND Sarah Sarbacker ................Sioux Falls, SD Sarah Schatz.....................Jamestown, ND Joshua Wynne and Susan Farkas ............Grand Forks, ND

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North Dakota Medicine Holiday 2012

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