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WINTER2015COMMUNIQU3conceptmakessomuchsense.Thethingswedotodaywillmakeabigdifference101520yearsfromnowasthingslogarithmicallychange.WhenyouseeallthethingsthedeanisdoinginplaceslikeMexicoKoreaMalawiandCanadatherearenoothermedicalschoolsletaloneosteopathicschoolsthathaveapresencethattouchesalmosteverycontinent.ThatwordneedstogetoutwhenthebestandbrightestthinkaboutwheretogotheyseethatMSUCOMisamongthebestandbrightest.MacIntoshGivingbackisimportant.IgrewupinahumbleenvironmentIwastherstinmyfamilytopursueacollegeeducation.Myundergraduatestudieswerenanciallydifcult.MedicalschoolwasbetterbecauseitwaspaidforbytheGIbill.Iseeallmedicalstudentsleavingwithhugedebt.Iseeourgiftssupportingstudentscholarships.IftherewasonethingthatyoucouldpointtoasthemostimportantreasonthatsomeoneshouldgivetoMSUCOMwhatwoulditbeSnyderPeopleherehavebeengivenagreatopportunity.Physiciansknowtheywillalwayshaveajob.Thisprofessionhasgivenussecurityandweshouldgiveback.Studentdebtissohighthesedayssoalumnishouldstepforwardandassist.Onewayistocreateascholarshipinmemoryofsomeone.HatcherImproudandthankfulIcouldgotoMSUCOMandhavethechancetogiveback.Ourschoolhasbeeninthetop10forprimarycareeducationintheU.S.NewsWorldReportformorethan10years.IthinkwereaagshipforD.O.schools.Weweretherstatamajoruniversityandwearetrulyaleaderinmedicine.VoelpelThemedicalprofessionishonorableanditshouldbesupported.Weneedtohaveastrongvoice.Thiscanbeaidedifmorephysiciansareoutspokenandthecollegehasmorestrengththroughdonations.FriedmanYoucanbeagrassrootsbrickinthefoundationofallofthenewlevelsandnewbridgesandallofthenewadvancesthatthecollegeistryingtomake.Youcanbeapartofthatfoundation.Youdonthavetobethewholebuilding.Itsnothowmanybricksyougiveitsthatyouarepartofthefabric.MacIntoshMSUCOMhasgivenustheopportunitytocareforpeoplewhichisverysatisfyingandtheopportunitytolivewell.WhenyouthinkaboutthefutureofMSUCOMwhatdoyouenvisionthatthecollegewilllooklikeafterthecompletionofasuccessfulcapitalcampaignSnyderThemovetowardsplanningthenewMSUCOMbuildingwillprovidenewandbettertechnologyforteachingfuturephysiciansandwellbeabletoacceptthebestandthebrightestbecausemorepeoplewillhaveopportunitytocome.HatcherThestudentscomingintothecollegenowareunbelievable.Iseeitinmyresidents.Itsnotjusttheboardscoresbutitstheexperiencestheyvehad.Forexampletheyvetraveledtoforeigncountriesthatsthenormnownottheexception.Wehaveexpandedtothethreesites.Wellbearoundforalongtime.Thiscampaignwillallowustodosomuchmore.VoelpelIbelieveMSUCOMisalreadystrong.ButIwanttoseeittakeonandmatchmedicalschoolswithgreatreputationsliketheUniversityofMichiganandHarvard.Financialsupportadvancesthatvision.FriedmanIthinkwellhaveanewphysicalplantthatwillbeupdatedandstateoftheartintermsofthenewestineducationalcapabilitiesthatwillbethemostvisiblegoalthatsobtained.Ithinktherealgoalistomakesurethattheprojectsthatthedeanhascastoutinternationallythatthecampaignforfundraisingisgoingtohelpbringfruitioninthatregard.ItwillvalidateU.S.osteopathicmedicinearoundtheworld.MacIntoshIwouldhopeitwouldremainthepreeminentosteopathiccollegeintheworldandofcoursewewouldliketoenvisionanewmedicalcampus.MOAPASTPRESIDENTSCREATESCHOLARSHIPtohonorthepastlooktothefuturebyPatGrauerItwastheGreatSnowballEfecttherstewakesoanideagainedvolumeandmomentumbecauseopeoplesimplypassionateenoughtorollitalltogether.TheideawaspresentedbyDr.EdwardLoniewskiinMay2012atastrategicplanningsessionotheMichiganOsteopathicAssociationPastPresidentsCounciltocreateanendowedscholarshiptosupportMSUCOMstudentswithdemonstratednancialneed.ThescholarshipwouldhonorboththosewhohadledtheMOAandthoseMichiganphysicianswhohadledtheAmericanOsteopathicAssociationthroughouttheyears.Thecommitteevotedthateachpastpresident32inallshoulddonate100orveyearsinarow.ThenLoniewskitalkedwithDeanWilliamStrampelwhosuggestedadinnertopromotetheideaandseededtheefortwithagitohisown.Thisefortwasollowedbyaletterandthenpersonalphonecalls.Theavalanchestarted.Whenallwassaidanddonetheirpersistencegarneredmorethan49000indonationsandpledgesandtheyhadenoughatthattimetoullyendowthescholarship.TherstawardwenttostudentNathanHamiltonandLoniewskiwasdelightedwiththechoice.Igottomeethimhesaid.Iwasveryimpressedwithhisleadershipqualities.Hewasjustwhatwewerelookingtosupport.ThePastPresidentsCounciliscontinuingtosolicitundsorthescholarshipandtheMOAhasalsopledgedamemorialdonationtoaddtotheendowmentatthedeathoeachpastpresident.Thethemeoleadershipisocourseimportanttothisgroupthathasbeeninthevanguardotheproessionbothatthestateandthenationallevel.WewanttoleavealegacyoleadershiporotherpeopletoemulateaswellLoniewskisaid.Thescholarshipisacommitmenttotheutureoourproession.EdwardLoniewskibit.lyEmpowerMSUCOMMAKEAGIFT