University of Notre Dame students and alumni who participated in medical missions abroad this summer under the auspices of the Dr. Tom Dooley Society will describe their experiences during a program at 11 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 1) in Room 105 of the Jordan Hall of Science. The program is free and open to the public.
Each of the presenters received stipends from the Dooley Society, a Notre Dame organization that links alumni physicians with students who are interested in the health professions. The participants served the medical needs of people at several sites in Cambodia, Belize, Ecuador and Guatemala. Two students assisted at Maryknoll missions, while others served with organizations such as theTimmy Foundation and the Foundation for Peace.
The 2007 Dooley Society participants were: Brennan Bollman, Michyla Bowerson, Kimberly Carpenter, Andrea A.R. Dreyfuss, Sean Duffy, Joseph Leary, Lindsay Martin, Lisa Mohrman, Megan OHara, Megan Rybarczyk, Kara Walter, Callie Willis, Adam Work, Kathryn Zedler, and Lisa Zickuhr.
Dooley was a 1948 Notre Dame alumnus who became internationally famous for his devotion to the poor of Southeast Asia, his fondness for prayer at Notre Dames Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, and his cheerful acceptance of death at 34 years of age.