DAVIDSON – A Davidson College alumnus who organized a medical mission to Haiti following the Jan. 12 earthquake will speak at the college’s fall convocation Oct. 30.
Dr. Greg Murphy, a 1985 graduate who now works as an urologist and general surgeon in Greenville, N.C., has conducted short-term medical missions in developing countries for 20 years. But Murphy said he never seen such a dire situation as Haiti, and two weeks after the quake, he and 15 other medical personnel he recruited began seeing patients at St. Damien Hospital in Port-au-Prince.
Murphy will embark on another mission to Nicaragua just two days following his talk at Davidson, and he is organizing a follow-up trip to Haiti for January 2011.
Convocation is part of Family Weekend on campus and is free to the public, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in Duke Family Performance Hall. For information, call 704-894-2201.