The Catalyst

Greenberg Greenway creates lasting tribute to president

MUSC President Raymond Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D., was honored Aug. 16 for his work in creating a healthy environment for the university and surrounding community.

MUSC President Dr. Ray Greenberg, left, and Nate Dubosh, the MUSC arborist, plant the swamp chestnut oak. The chestnut oak commemorated the Greenberg Greenway.
MUSC President Dr. Ray Greenberg, left, and Nate Dubosh, the MUSC arborist, plant the swamp chestnut oak. The chestnut oak commemorated the Greenberg Greenway.

MUSC president from 2000 to 2013, Greenberg understood that comprehensive health promotion and wellness efforts within MUSC were essential to maintaining and improving the health of the organization as well as the broader community. Examples include the creation of a tobacco-free campus, a smoke-free medical district, and multiple green initiatives such as MUSC Sustainability, the MUSC Urban Farm, the Porcher Medicinal Garden and the MUSC Arboretum.

The Greenberg Greenway was established in August, as Greenberg resigned as president of the university, to honor his work in creating an enduring system to support health and wellness at MUSC.

The Greenberg Greenway is a series of greenscapes that connect people with places that support the environment and ecology of the campus, provide opportunities for hands-on learning, and create an inviting space for exercise and other health-promoting activities. Components of the greenway include the MUSC Arboretum, MUSC Urban Farm, Porcher Medicinal Garden, walking trails and the MUSC Fitness Park, and will continue to evolve with the campus and beyond.

The Greenberg Greenway is an example of MUSC’s commitment to its mission by providing healthy options and innovative programs that contribute to a higher quality of life, healthier environment and overall wellness for all who visit the campus.

A swamp chestnut oak (Quercus Michauxii) will serve as a symbol of Greenberg’s contributions to creating a healthier community and his enduring presence at MUSC.

August 22, 2013
 
 
 

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