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MCW - 2014 Thriller at Miller

MCW Geriatrics vs. Marquette School of Dentistry in the annual softball game at Miller Park

On Saturday, July 12th, 2014, students from the Medical College of Wisconsin face off against students from the Marquette University School of Dentistry in the annual fundraiser. To attend means to enjoy a series of softball games, contests, and great company in order to benefit the Medical College of Wisconsin’s and the Marquette School of Dentistry’s partnerships with the Village of Manor Park. Due to the partnerships, students are educated and trained to care for the senior community, and the seniors are encouraged to demonstrate a “never-give-up-attitude,” to fulfill their dreams, and to live by the VMP motto: "You're Never Too Old to Play!"

At 12:10pm, students from the Medical College of Wisconsin will play the students from the Marquette School of Dentistry in a friendly softball game at Helfaer Park (in the Miller Park parking lot). At 3:10pm, the Milwaukee Brewers will take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park.

MCW - 2013 Champions of the Thriller at Miller

MCW Geriatrics vs. Marquette School of Dentistry in the annual softball game at Miller Park

 

                  

August 08, 2013 College News - The MCW student softball team defeated the Marquette University School of Dentistry on Saturday, Aug. 3, as part of the annual Thriller at Miller.  With the win, MCW reclaimed the coveted “Caduceus Cup,” having lost it last year.

In the Thriller at Miller VII, MCW staged an exciting come-from-behind bottom of the ninth inning victory. MCW needed a walk off, inside-the-park home run to win the game 6-5. Thriller at Miller is a fund raiser by the MCW Student Chapter of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) for the Village at Manor Park Foundation and interprofessional student education in geriatrics.

Other activities for the full-day event included a fun softball game between the schools. Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, Dean of the Medical School and Executive Vice President, reached base each time he batted and distinguished himself well in the field. John R. Raymond, Sr. MD, President and CEO, was in attendance, accepted the Caduceus Cup for MCW and cheered on the victorious MCW students. Dawn Bragg, PhD, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Diversity, was present for the entire day, and her stalwart support was invaluable.  

Jennifer Haluzak, MCW Director of Admissions, and her daughter, along with Brittney Bettendorf, MD, MCW graduate and current Med-Peds resident, played in the “Village People” pep band for the entertainment of all attendees. Todd M. Hoagland, PhD, Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, served as an announcer for the Caduceus Cup game. Monica Stout, a current M3 and one of the student AGS leaders, threw out the first pitch for the Brewer game that evening against the Washington Nationals.

Students from all four years participated in the event. Incoming M1s joined the program and had an early welcome to MCW. Planning is underway for next year’s event. M2s Taylor Atchison and Ashley Krepline will be leading the student AGS and can be contacted for further information.

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