Teesee’s Town: 50-year Meharry grads to be honored at scholarship benefit

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Distinguished Chicago alums of Meharry Medical College (Nashville), who each can boast of “50 years of service,” will be saluted Sunday at the Annual Scholarship Dinner hosted by Meharry’s Chicago Area Alumni Association, led by Dr. Earl

Distinguished Chicago alums of Meharry Medical College (Nashville), who each can boast of “50 years of service,” will be saluted Sunday at the Annual Scholarship Dinner hosted by Meharry’s Chicago Area Alumni Association, led by Dr. Earl D. Brownlee, president. The honorees, who’ll be cited in the Empire Room of the Palmer House, are Dr. Herbert C. Harris, Bettye Mason Odom, B.S.N., R.N.; Dr. Rudolph Moragne, Dr. Sidney E. Welch, Dorothy Sneed Peoples, B.S.N., R.N.; and Dr. Edward Page-El (in memoriam). Dr. Terry Mason, commissioner of Chicago’s Dept. of Public Health, keynotes; Ava Logan, jazz singer, performs, and Art Norman, of NBC 5, emcees.

Meharry, the largest private, comprehensive historically Black institution for educating health professionals and scientists in the U.S., led the way in admitting physicians, dentists, nurses, scientists, biochemists and technicians when others would not open their doors to them. Today, it is the only private health institution serving a diverse population. Call (773) 285-1144.

Money Matters – George C. Fraser, chair and CEO of Fraser- Net Inc., who is considered by many to be one of the most important voices in Black America and a leading authority on networking and building effective relationships, comes this way April 30 by invitation of the Chicago Association of Minority Recruiters. U.S. Cellular’s Greg Hinton is CAMR’s founding president. Fraser believes African-Americans need their own economic stimulus plan and should not wait on the government to solve the community’s current economic issues but rather start empowering themselves to improve their own economic realities. “In tough times,” he says, “your relationships and networks are critical. They are your lifelines to weathering this economic storm.”

Fraser speaks from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. at Park 52, 5201 S. Harper, sharing practical advice on how to deal with financial anguish. Advance admission: $50 for CAMR members; $60, non-members; $100, VIPs (includes private dining with Fraser); $75 if paid at the door. All tickets include lunch and an autographed Fraser book. His newest, Click: 10 Truths for Building Extraordinary Relationships is a national bestseller. He also authored Success Runs In Our Race; The Complete Guide to Effective Networking in the African-American Community and Race For Success: The 10 Best Business Opportunities for Blacks in America. He also published award-winning SuccessGuide Worldwide: The Networking Guide to Black Resources. For more information, visit http://www.frasernet. com or http://www.powernetworkingconference. com.

“Don’t wait! This event is a guaranteed sell out!,” Hinton advises.

Bronze Bride – Brides Noir magazine and Rome’s Joy Catering co-host “Bronzeville Bridal Show” Sunday, 1 p.m., at the Parkway Ballroom, 45th and King Dr., sponsored by the good folks at Macy’s. The event will feature Macy’s make-up artists, personal stylists, skin-care specialists, gift registry experts and their latest in designer suits for him and wedding attire for her, including the “Eco-Couture” and “Hello Africa” collections from bridal designer Adele Wechsler; the best in cuisine, cakes, florals, invitations, photography, decor; appetizers and signature drinks. Enter to win exclusive Macy’s gifts. Cosponsors: Grey Goose and NBC. Call (773) 373-4320.

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