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Photos: Dedication of remembrance wall for Caroline Osborne

October 23, 2016

Caroline Osborne Remembrance Wall revealed
Dean Cynda Johnson of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine walks with Ellen Osborne, Caroline's mother, during the unveiling of the Caroline Osborne Remembrance Wall at the school.

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine dedicated a remembrance wall in honor of charter class student Caroline Osborne, who passed away in 2014 from cancer. Her parents donated a special quilt that Caroline's fellow classmates had made with their white coats to comfort her while she was undergoing treatment as well as other mementos of her to go on the wall, which honors her memory and raises awareness about the scholarship in her name.

Speakers for the event included: Lynne Pearo, director of alumni affairs; Aubrey Knight, associate dean for student affairs; Matthew Joy, fellow charter class member and current plastic surgery resident; Roland Osborne, Caroline's brother; and Dean Cynda Johnson.

Caroline's family at the remembrance wall dedication
From left to right: Roland (brother), Ellen (mother), and Carl (father) Osborne at the dedication for the remembrance wall honoring Caroline Osborne at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
Matt Joy speaking at the Caroline Osborne Remembrance Wall Dedication
Matt Joy, a member of the charter class of the Virginia Tech Carillon School of Medicine and current plastic surgery resident, speaks at the unveiling of the Caroline Osborne Remembrance Wall at the school.
Amie Calimlim speaking at the dedication for the Caroline Osborne Remembrance Wall
Amie Calimlim is the first recipient of the Caroline Osborne Memorial Scholarship. Calimlim spoke about what the scholarship means to her and being able to carry on Osborne's legacy.
Amie Calimlim with the Osbornes and Dean Cynda Johnson
Osborne's parents, Ellen and Carl Osborne, meet Amie Calimlim, the first recipient of the Caroline Osborne Memorial Scholarship at the unveiling of the Caroline Osborne Remembrance Wall at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
Roland Osborne speaking at the dedication for the Caroline Osborne Remembrance Wall
Roland Osborne, brother of Caroline Osborne, speaks at the unveiling of the Caroline Osborne Remembrance Wall at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.