The 2014-2015 Syvertsen Scholars include (from left to right: Fadzai Chinyengtere, Ilya Bendich, Whitney Hitchcock, Sadie Marden, and Mazin T. Abdelghany, as well as Andre Koop, who is not pictured here.

Alumni Carry On Sy’s Legacy

Fifty-five years after he retired as dean of the medical school, Rolf C. Syvertsen, MD, is still remembered by alumni as a legendary professor and for many, their personal advocate and mentor. Two alumni recently made generous gifts to the memorial fund named in Syvertsen’s honor, which supports scholarships and a special scholars program.