Silverfest Alumni Weekend
by K. Friday
It was a time for camaraderie and nostalgia as MSUCOM alumni returned to East Lansing the second week of September. They came to see old friends, visit old haunts and help celebrate the silver anniversary of the Class of 1976, as well as anniversaries for the Classes of 1981, 1986, and 1991.
On Wednesday, 28 foursomes gathered at Forest Akers West golf course for the Osteopathic Open. Sponsored by Metropolitan Hospital, the golf open raised significant funds, with proceeds benefiting MSUCOM student loan funds and the alumni association.
On Friday, 145 MSUCOM alumni, students, faculty, family and friends arrived at the MSU University Club for dinner, dancing, and more reminiscing. By tradition, the Teen Angels played retro and oldies music into the night, and there was a silent auction for everything from coffee certificate to an ocean cruise. Proceeds benefited the Silverfest fund, which supports alumni activities.
Although Saturday’s football game was postponed until December 1, CME held its annual Fall Kaleidoscope morning course. With presentations from four MSUCOM alumni, the course covered a variety of topics of interest to osteopathic physicians.
Sponsors included Fifth Third Bank, Ingham Regional Medical Center, Michigan Osteopathic Association, Michigan State Federal Credit Union and Sparrow Health System.