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DR. EDGAR DAPREMONT
HONORED WITH A SPECIAL TULANE AWARD
Our classmate Dr. Edgar Dapremont has received the Tulane University School of Medicine Trailblazer award. He was the first black to graduate from Tulane's Medical School in 1973. His preparation, he says, enabled him to seize that opportunity----
preparation he attributes to his family and the Purple Knight training he says he got at St. Aug. He credits the staff of Josephine priests and lay faculty for instilling in him and all of us the tools we needed for a challenging future.
"Dap", as some of us remember him, was valedictorian of our class in 1965. He served as class president in his senior year at Tulane, and eventually became an ophthalmologist. Doctor Dapremeent is also a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, and now resides in the Mississippi Gulf Coast area.
His award was presented at the 2024 Tulane Black Medical Gala. Photos of that event can be viewed below.
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