The College of Community Health Sciences thanked its donors and alumni for their support with a weekend of festivities in late October, including a cocktail party and a University of Alabama football tailgate.
The weekend kicked off with the semi-annual meeting Friday, Oct. 25, of the College’s Board of Visitors, a group of 33 volunteers, including alumni, donors and other friends of the College, whose purpose is to assist the College in the development of relationships and partnerships with communities within Alabama and organizations at the state and national levels; strategic planning to advise the College on long-range planning; assisting the College in securing financial resources; and leadership to provide opportunities for medical students and residents.
The Board met at NorthRiver Yacht Club before joining a group of more than 100 donors, alumni and College faculty and staff for a cocktail party at Whispering Cliffs, a residence of board member Susan Austin-Warner, ScD, and her husband, Jack Warner.
The home, built in 1979 by Jack Warner, houses much of the Warners’ collection of early American art and set the stage to merge art and medicine at the annual party.
The next day, on Saturday, Oct. 26, donors, alumni, College faculty and their families gathered at a tailgate on The University of Alabama Quad in preparation for the Alabama versus Tennessee football game.
Dean Rick Streiffer, MD, commented on the weekend saying, “It was great fun, great content, great people, great discussion and great football!”