SIU Med School Announces Dell’Era Scholarship Awards

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October 31, 2012                               

SIU Med School Announces Dell’Era Scholarship Awards

Three medical students have received scholarship awards at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Jacob Moss, Sumi Rebeiro and Laura Weitzel each received a monetary award from the Joe and Irene Dell’Era Scholarship.

The awards are given annually to students in good standing who are currently enrolled in the School’s MD/JD program, which awards combined degrees in both medicine and law.

Moss, of Rexburg, Idaho, earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University-Idaho (2006).

Rebeiro, daughter of Dr. Reena Camoens of Nashville, Tenn., earned her bachelor’s degree from Purdue University (1997).

Weitzel, daughter of John and Karen Wardwell of Hamilton, earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2008).

The Joe and Irene Dell’Era Scholarship was established in 1996 with funds from the Dell’Era estate to recognize their sense of pride about SIU and its tremendous asset to the region. Joe Dell’Era owned and operated Herrin Realty and Insurance Agency and later the Dell’Era Insurance Agency in Herrin. 

Gifts received by the Southern Illinois University Foundation support the growth of the School of Medicine. Individuals interested in making a donation can contact the SIU Foundation office at 217-545-2955 weekdays or www.siumed.edu/foundation.

Established in 1970, SIU School of Medicine’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 Web site is www.siumed.edu and its main number is 217-545-8000.

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The mission of SIU School of Medicine is to assist the citizens of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health-care needs through education, patient care, research and service to the community.

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