Alumni Engagement

Sonya Hollins
Sonya Hollins
Alumni Relations Officer

WMed is committed to excellence and health equity through transformative medical education, high-quality patient and family-centered care, innovative research, and community partnerships within a just culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. As Alumni Relations Officer, it is my goal to uplift that mission through the connections we have with our alumni.

The Alumni Association strives to create meaningful engagement with alumni and to offer programs and services that bring value to their lives while enabling them to serve their alma mater and its mission. We sponsor a broad spectrum of programs and activities aimed at connecting and supporting our faculty, staff, alumni, future alumni, medical residents, and friends of the medical school. We are responsible for the implementation of plans, programs, and events that foster effective fundraising, stewardship, and donor recognition.

As our alumni members continue to grow, we will reach out to connect them with current students and residents to serve our mission as mentors, presenters, and donors. We will celebrate their efforts and achievements. And we will look forward to events to celebrate as WMed alumni.

Ways to Get Involved

  • Join the WMed Alumni Association

    The WMed Alumni Association helps alumni remain connected, further develop their skills, and contribute to the success of their alma mater. We strive to develop and foster a rewarding, life-long relationship between the school and its alumni.

    Vision:

    • We will supportWMedthrough leadership, advocacy, experiences, networking, and financial resources.
    • We will enhance communication between students and alumni byprovidingeducational and professional development opportunities.
    • We will promote a sense of pride inWMedthrough recognition of achievements and engagement of alumni.


    Ifyou’reinterested in joining theAlumniAssociation, please contact Alumni Relations Officer Sonya Hollins at 269.337.6344 orsonya.hollins@wmed.edu.

  • Update Your Contact Information

    Let us know the best way to reach you so you're able to find ways to stay connected, get involved, and give back.

  • Find Out About Upcoming Events

    Throughout the year, we offer alumni, friends of the medical school, and community members opportunities to learn about the transformative work underway at WMed through special events and gatherings. Check out the list of upcoming events and programs hosted by the Office of Development and the Alumni Relations Officer for your chance to engage with our students, residents, faculty, and like-minded business leaders.

  • Submit A Class Note

    Have you recently married, changed careers, been promoted, received an award, had a baby, traveled the world, or discovered a new passion? We want to hear from you!

  • Connect With Us Online

    Our WMed community is powerful in terms of networking and development opportunities, and with your help, we can ensure our connections with one another through the Alumni Association is dynamic and meaningful. We encourage you to become a member of our private WMed Medical Student and Residency Alumni Facebook Groups listed below to connect with your peers and find up-to-date information regarding WMed alumni activities.

    WMed Alumni Facebook Groups

  • Networking and Mentoring

    As an alumnus, you can enroll as a mentor and make an impact in the lives and careers of our future physicians and researchers! To learn more, contact sonya.hollins@wmed.edu.

  • Become A Class Agent

    The Office of Development and the Alumni Relations Officer are actively recruiting alumni to work with current medical students to raise much-needed scholarship funds and plan alumni reunions! For more information on becoming a class agent, please contact Sonya Hollins.

  • Donate to WMed

    The generosity of our alumni and friendshelpsWMedmeet our mission that is committed to excellence and health equity. Every gift and every donoriscritically needed and deeply appreciated.

    Whether you give money, resources, or time, we celebrate and thank you!

    Donateto TheWMedFund, which ishelping us train tomorrow’s physician leaders, conduct groundbreaking research, care for community members, and create new models of health care. A gift toTheWMedFund helps support educational initiatives like the following:

    • The general scholarshipfund
    • Online textbooks
    • Simulated patientexperiences
    • Educational pipeline programs
    • Research and research travel funds
    • Student tutoring services
    • Student wellness programs
    • Support for equipment and instrumentation
    • Career development and exploration

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