Medical society sets scholarship gala

ALBANY — The Griffin-Jordan Medical Society, Inc. will hold its 10th Anniversary Scholarship Gala at the Albany State University HYPER Gymnasium on Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m.

The purpose of the event, according to Dr. Edward Bass, president of the society, is to honor physicians Willie Adams, Charlie Humphries Jr., Edgar Parker, Robert Taylor III, James Woods, and James Hubbard (posthumous) for more than 35 years of service to Southwest Georgia.

In addition, the event will be a fundraiser for the society’s Jacob Shirley Scholarship Fund, providing scholarships for students enrolled at ASU who have been accepted by accredited medical schools.

Keynote speaker for the event will be W. Louis Sands, U.S. District Court judge for Middle District of Georgia, with special guest Dr. John Maupin, president, Morehouse School of Medicine.

The Griffin-Jordan Medical Society For Southwest Georgia was established in 2001 for the purpose of bringing together minority physician-hopefuls.

“This is a monumental celebration of our hard work and dedication in reaching out to make a difference in Southwest Georgia, particularly for our community and its investment in the number of minorities entering the field of medicine,” said Dr. Linda Walden, founder of the Griffin-Jordan Medical Society.

Tickets for the semi-formal event are $35 in advance or $45 at the door. RSVPs are requested by Aug. 30. Tables for eight are available for donations of $1,000 or more.

For more information contact Walden at (229) 377-0908 or Bass at (229) 776-2965.