Last month, Ginny Darakjian, our Assistant Dean for Alumni Relations, announced her plans to retire from Northwestern University. Ginny has worked for the Medical School for 23 years, and in my six years of working with her, I have been constantly impressed. Ginny has been a wonderful teacher and colleague and I will miss her clever sense of humor, guidance, incredible institutional knowledge, and exceptional proofreading skills!
In his own announcement, Alan Krensky, MD, our Vice Dean for Development & Alumni Relations, spoke of Ginny’s “unparalleled service to our Medical School” and her “exceptional capacity to connect with and engage so many alumni across the country.” When she retires August 31, Ginny plans to devote her efforts to two of her passions—politics and animals. To honor Ginny and her years of wonderful service, the Medical School is inaugurating the “Ginny Fund,” the Ginny Darakjian Scholarship Fund at the Medical School this fall. All alumni, friends, and colleagues are encouraged support this fund as a part of our vision to become a tuition-free medical school. I am grateful for Ginny’s dedication to the Medical School. Our office will not be the same without her. I know you all join me in wishing her the very best.