Community leader named newest Honorary Alumna
Honorary Alumna Linda T. Mellowes (right) with College President and CEO John R. Raymond, Sr., MD.
For all the time Linda T. Mellowes spends at the Medical College of Wisconsin, she probably knows its halls as well as any student. There is no question she fits right in as an Honorary Alumna.
The dedicated community volunteer received the honor from the Medical College of Wisconsin/Marquette Medical Alumni Association on May 4. Ms. Mellowes is a past Chairman and Emeritus Trustee, serving on the College's Board from 1994-2012. She is a founding member of the College’s Women in Science lecture series, and she has spearheaded the effort to raise $5 million for the Women’s Health Research Program. She and her husband, John, established the Linda and John Mellowes Chair in Medicine, currently held by Roy L. Silverstein, MD. In 2002, Ms. Mellowes received an Honorary Doctorate from the College and in 2005, the Warren P. Knowles Humanitarian Award.
For more than 30 years, Ms. Mellowes has focused her volunteer activities on health care and education. She has served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee; Columbia St. Mary’s, Inc.; Columbia Health Systems; the Greater Milwaukee Foundation; the University School of Milwaukee; and Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. She has served on the board of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and as an officer of Children’s Hospital and Health System’s board. She is also a member of the Greater Milwaukee Committee.
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