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October 6, 2011

SIU Med School Announces Landecker Memorial Award

Abbie Long has received a monetary award from the Dr. Hildegard C. Landecker Memorial Endowment Fund at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  Long is the 29th recipient of the award, which is given annually to a freshman female medical student with high academic standing.

Long is the daughter of Chris and Sheryl Long of Sigel.  She is a graduate of Neoga High School (2007) and Eastern Illinois University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in biology (2011).

The Landecker fund was established in 1982 by the late Manfred Landecker, Ph.D., who was on the political science faculty at SIU Carbondale, in memory of his mother, who was a pediatrician.