Meharry Medical College holds annual convocation

Meharry Medical College held its 140th annual Convocation Monday, Oct. 12. Metro Nashville Mayor Megan Barry was the keynote speaker. During the Convocation, four students received full scholarships: Carlton Baskin, a second year student from Madison, Ala., School of Graduate Studies and Research; Trakendra Irby, second year student from Horn Lake, Miss., Meharry’s School of Graduate Studies and Research; Francheska Desravines, senior in the School of Medicine, from Miami, Fla.; and Pashe Sanders, a senior in the School of Dentistry.

Three distinguished alumni received recognition: Dr. Ruth E. Ross, was honored with the Fred C. Fielder Distinguished Dentist Award; Dr. James F. Densler received the Axel C. Hansen Distinguished Physician Award; and Jabbar R. Bennett, Ph.D., received the Harold D. West Distinguished Biomedical Scientist Award.

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