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Donna Grogan, MD R'87 P'18 and Paul Grogan Pā€™18 Establish Endowed Scholarship

Donna Grogan, MD R'87 P'18, remembers when the main campus of UMass Chan Medical School was a vast, grassy field. Growing up in Worcester in the 1960s and ’70s, Donna witnessed firsthand the remarkable formation of the Medical School, a place that would go on to play a significant role in her life.

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A Name, and Promise, Lives On

After her mother, Margaret “Peggy” Vernaglia, passed away in 2019 at age 96, Irene Toomey went through her papers. She found letters from UMass Medical School, sent year after year, thanking Mrs. Vernaglia for showing consistent generosity toward School of Medicine students in financial need.

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Leaving a Legacy For Future Physicians By Making a Gift That Gives Back

As a first-generation college student who paid his own way through UMass Chan Medical School, John Patrick, MD’79, is especially grateful for the outstanding and affordable medical education he received.

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