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November 22, 2011                                                  

SIU Med School Announces Kathryn Terry Scholarships

Five medical students have received monetary awards from the Kathryn Terry Scholarship at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  The scholarship is given annually to third- and/or fourth-year medical students.

Mallory Miller, a fourth-year student, is the daughter of Ted Miller of Springfield.  She is a graduate of Springfield High School (2005) and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in biology (2008).

Rachel Redenius, a fourth-year student, is the daughter of David and Paula Redenius of Sherman.  She is a graduate of Williamsville High School (2004) and Bradley University in Peoria, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in cell and molecular biology (2008).

T.J. Grasch, a third-year medical student, is the son of Anthony and Holly Grasch of Springfield.  He is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy (2003) in Interlochen, Michigan, and earned his bachelor’s degree at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, NY (2007).

Gretchen Kopec, a third-year medical student, is the daughter of Carla and Mike Kopec of Springfield.  She is a graduate of Glenwood High School in Chatham (2004) and earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2008).

Cody Williams, a third-year medical student, is the son of Leonard and Beth Williams, from Illiopolis.  He is a graduate of Sangamon Valley High School (2005) and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology (2009).

The Kathryn Terry Scholarship was established in 1994 with funds from her estate.  Terry was a long-time patient of the late Dr. Emmett Pearson, professor emeritus of medical humanities at SIU.  Terry worked for the Illinois Secretary of State’s office in Springfield for 50 years, where she served as chief editor of the Illinois Blue Book until her retirement in 1985.  She was a native of Sidell and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois.

Financial gifts support the growth of the School of Medicine through scholarships, education, patient care and research.  Individuals interested in making a donation can contact the SIU Foundation office at 217-545-2955 weekdays or www.siumed.edu/foundation.

The School’s mission is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health needs through education, patient care, research and community service.  Its website is www.siumed.edu and its main number is 217-545-8000.

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