Morehouse School of Medicine President and Dean Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice Inducted Into Horatio Alger Association

Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice and family at Horatio Alger Awards

Congratulations to Morehouse School of Medicine President and Dean Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice for her recent induction into the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., during its 70th Annual Horatio Alger Awards in Washington, D.C., which took place March 30 - April 1, 2017.

Dr. Montgomery Rice was joined by 11 other exceptional business, civic and philanthropic leaders from various industries, including Denver Broncos Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager John Elway, Ariel Investments, LLC, President Mellody Hobson and Penske Corporation Chairman Roger S. Penske. The annual event raised more than $13 million to fund its growing college scholarships programs.

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About Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans
Founded in 1947, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. is dedicated to the simple but powerful belief that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles. The Association honors the achievements of outstanding leaders who have accomplished remarkable successes in spite of adversity by bestowing upon them the Horatio Alger Award and inducting them as lifetime Members. Horatio Alger Members support promising young people with the resources and confidence needed to overcome adversity in pursuit of their dreams through higher education. Through the generosity of its Members and friends, the Association awards more than $12 million annually in undergraduate and graduate need-based scholarships across the United States and Canada and provides college support and mentoring services to its Scholars. Since 1984, the Association has awarded more than $125 million in college scholarships to more than 25,000 deserving young people. For more information, please visit

About Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)
Founded in 1975, MSM is among the nation's leading educators of primary care physicians and was recognized by Annals of Internal Medicine in 2011 as the top institution in the first study of U.S. medical schools for our social mission based on our production of primary care physicians, training of underrepresented minority doctors and placement of doctors practicing in underserved communities. Our faculty and alumni are noted for excellence in teaching, research and public policy, as well as exceptional patient care.

Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award doctorate and master degrees. For more information, please visit