To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Annual McGovern Medical School Retreat for freshmen, the Alumni Association in conjunction with the McGovern Medical School is embarking on a challenge to fully endow the Henry W. Strobel, Ph.D. Freshman Retreat Fund. The fund will support students by keeping registration fees affordable and ensuring the sustainability of the retreat for years to come.
The Alumni Association is inviting each class to raise $25,000 for the fund. Meeting a class goal can be as simple as five people each pledging $1,000 per year for five years or 25 people each pledging $200 per year for five years. Regardless of size, each gift makes a huge impact and supports students as they attend the retreat, where they develop unparalleled bonds between classmates and prepare for their journeys through medical school.
Since the retreat was first organized in 1977 by Dr. Henry Strobel, retired associate dean of alumni relations and faculty affairs, it has been a place where memories have been made, friendships born and new journeys begun. Hosted by the second-year class, the retreat boasts infamous skits, valuable wisdom for surviving medical school, informative faculty presentations, fun games, lots of laughter and time to bond with fellow students, alumni and faculty.
This year’s retreat, featuring the theme “Superheroes,” will take place at Camp Allen in Navasota, Texas, on Aug. 12-13.
For more information, contact Derrick J. Miller, director of alumni relations, at 713-500-5181 or Derrick.J.Miller@uth.tmc.edu.