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2COMMUNIQUWINTER2015endowmenttohelpthestudents.VoelpelAlumniareneededtohelpcreateourlegacyandweneedtoembracethechangesofmedicineandsupportthem.Ivecreatedanendowmentforstudentsthefutureofmedicine.Ibelievethatthestrongerthecollegeisthestrongertheprofessionwillbe.FriedmanEverythingIamandeverythingIveeverwantedtobeisbecauseofMSUCOM.Myfamilyscomfortthethousandsofpatientswhovetrustedtheirlivestomeoverthelast33yearsitsallbecauseofMSUCOM.ItsalaboroflovetogivebacktothecollegethatgavemeeverythingIhave.WhenDeanStrampelsaysWillyouhelpmehedoesnthavetosayanythingelse.MacIntoshIthinkweagreedtoserveontheMSUCOMcapitalcampaignoutofasenseofduty.IenlistedintheArmyin1967outofasenseofdutyIparticipatedonmanyhospitalcommitteesoutofsenseofdutyandwehavethatsamesenseofdutytouniversityandthecollege.Weallhearthatgivingbackisimportant.WhatwasthebiggestmotivationthatmadeyoudecideyouhadtomakeagifttoMSUCOMSnyderThereisashortageoffuturephysiciansanddonatingmakesiteasierforstudentstoobtaintheirdegrees.HatcherRatherthangivingbackIthinkofpayingforward.WithoutoursupportforthecollegeanditsexpansionIthinkweincreasethechancesofbeingswallowedupasaprofession.IhopethestudentsIhavehelpedwillthencontinuetopayitforward.VoelpelIfeelfortunatetohavereceivedthetrainingIdidandmyworkhasprovidedmewitharewardinglifestylebothprofessionallyandpersonally.BecauseIhavebeengivensomuchIamobligatedtogiveback.FriedmanTheMOAhasanorganizationcalledthe49ersClub.Itsconceptisbasedontheideaofleavingthewoodpilehigherthanyoufoundit.Imagineyouareinthewoodsinthedeadofwinterandyoundacabinwithanotethatsaysyoucanuseitatnochargeandonlythatyoushouldleavethewoodpilehigherthanyoufoundit.TheSevenoutstandingalumniveryactiveintheday-to-dayworkofthecollegeandexemplarydonorswereinvitedtojoinDeanStrampelandotherleaderstohelpshepherdthiscapitalcampaignforMSUCOM.TheyareHaroldFriedman1980alumnusandclinicalassistantprofessoroffamilyandcommunitymedicineTressaGardner1994alumnaandclinicalassistantprofessorofosteopathicmedicalspecialtiesemergencymedicineGlenHatcher1975alumnusandclinicalprofessorofneurologyandophthalmologyophthalmologyAlJuocys1977alumnusandclinicalassistantprofessoroffamilyandcommunitymedicineDavidMacIntosh1976alumnusandclinicalassociateprofessorofosteopathicmedicalspecialtiesinternalmedicineRobertSnyder1979alumnusandclinicalassistantprofessorofosteopathicsurgicalspecialtiesanesthesiologyMaryJoVoelpel1975alumnaandclinicalassociateprofessorofosteopathicmedicalspecialtieshematologyandoncology.Wetookthetimetoaskthisvolunteercorpsafewquestionsaboutthecampaignwhytheychosetobeinvolvedandwhatitwillmeantothefutureofthecollegeandtheosteopathicmedicalprofession.WhydidyouaccepttherequesttoserveasamemberoftheMSUCOMCapitalCampaignVolunteerCommitteeSnyderIwanttoprovideotherswiththechancetoachievetheirlifelongdreamsandgoalsjustasIhad.IwanttodoeverythingIcantoensurethefutureofMSUCOM.HatcherIconsidereditanhonortobepartofthiscommittee.ImwillingtodoanythingIcantomakethiscollegeasuccessgoingtolecturesSilverfestandSeminarintheSunbeinganambassadorforMSUCOMinthemedicalcommunityinanywayIcanandcreatinganLEADINGTHEWAYINTOTHEFUTUREMSUCOMalumnivolunteersexplainwhytheybelieveinGIVINGBACKDeanWilliamStrampelConnieMinnichHaroldFriedmanMaryJoVoelpelGlenHatcherTressaGardnerRobertSnyderLarryVoelpelandChrisSuriangatheredatarecentmeetingoftheMSUCOMvolunteercampaigncommittee.