Class Notes: Assad Meymandi, M.D. ’62, Ph.D.

Assad Meymandi, M.D. ’62, Ph.D., Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, was selected to serve as the 2015 Commencement Speaker for William Peace University in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.

Assad Meymandi, M.D. ’62, Ph.D.

He will also receive an honorary doctorate in humanities at the graduation ceremony. Meymandi, an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, is a noted philanthropist in the region. He has endowed a professorship in psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, a fellowship at the National Humanities Center, and a nursing scholarship at Cumberland Community College in Fayetteville in honor of his late wife, Patricia. His $2 million gift built the 1,700-seat Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh named in honor of his mother, and another $2.5 million established the Meymandi Exhibition Gallery at the North Carolina Museum of Art, named for his poet and philosopher father, Farajollah Meymandi.

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