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December 19, 2018
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Archon Poole Selected for Mayo Clinic Emerging Leadership Series

Kenneth G. Poole Jr.

Archon Kenneth Poole has been chosen for the 2nd Mayo Clinic Arizona Leadership Series for emerging physician, scientist, and administrative leaders. The purpose of the roundtable series is to:
·       Collectively gain leadership insights, principles, and ideas to accelerate effectiveness
·       Provide networking opportunities with colleagues in other specialties, shields and practice areas
·       Gain exposure and learn from collective wisdom and experiences of others

Archon Poole recently penned a manuscript on the complexity of championing provider-level patient experience in the midst of bias as health care becomes more consumer-centric that was accepted by the New England Journal of Medicine. He also recently authored a paper on the utilization and evolution of project management in health care, specifically information technology, that was accepted by the Physician Leadership Journal.

Archon Poole is the Medical Director of Patient Experience for the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, is chair of the Mayo Clinic Arizona/Florida Health Information Coordinating Subcommittee, and sits the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine Admissions Committee. He continues to practice internal medicine.

Unknown Discovered Dr Martin Luther King Speech Recorded at ASU on June 3rd 1964

Stanley Kyle

Gamma Mu Archons, 

An amazing discovery story here about the Unknown Recording of Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s speech at Arizona State University and his only known visit to Arizona in June of 1964.  A great special thanks to our late Gamma Mu Founder, Archon Dr Lincoln Ragsdale, who had the foresight to tape this only known recorded ASU/Arizona MLK ASU speech as it was given on June 3, 1964 in the old ASU Goodwin Stadium (where now stands the ASU Carey School of Business Complex).  Ironically, Dr King made this speech in Tempe, AZ at ASU just a month before the signing of the historic Civil Right Act of 1964 in Washington, DC, on July 2, 1964 as Dr King stood behind President Lyndon Johnson’s desk watching him sign the Act into law at the White House ceremonies. 

To read how “The Unknown Archon Ragsdale MLK ASU Speech Tapes” were discovered and donated to ASU click here.

To play/listen or download Dr King’s recorded speech as it was given at the ASU campus in June 1964 click here.

Submitted For The Gamma Mu Archives

October 2018

Archon Stanley Kyle, Gamma Mu Rhetoricos

Archon Bolden Elected Board Chair for the National Association of Dental Plans

Ronald Bolden

Archon Bolden has been elected as the Board Chair for the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP).

NADP, a Texas non-profit corporation with headquarters in Dallas, Texas, is the representative and recognized resource of the dental benefits industry. NADP is the only national trade organization that includes the full spectrum of dental benefits companies operating in the United States. NADP’s members provide Dental HMO, Dental PPO, Dental Indemnity and Discount Dental products to more than 195 million Americans with dental benefits. The organization is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors.

NADP's mission is to promote and advance the dental benefits industry to improve consumer access to affordable, quality dental care.

NADP members include major commercial carriers, regional and single state companies, as well as companies organized as non-profit organizations.

More information here.