November 28, 2012
SIU Med Students Receive Scholarships
Two fourth-year medical students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine have received scholarships from the Southern Illinois Medical Association (SIMA).
Michael Guignon Jr. is the son of Michael and Patty Guignon of Belleville. He is a graduate of Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville (2004) and Augustana College in Rock Island, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology (2008).
Jamie (Feldman) Truscott is the daughter of Stephen Feldman and Lonna Patton of Trenton. She is a graduate of Wesclin High School in Trenton (2003) and Tulane University in New Orleans, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry (2007).
The SIMA scholarships are awarded annually to two senior medical students from the southern Illinois area, who plan to practice in primary care medicine. SIMA is the oldest medical society in Illinois. It recently held its 138th annual conference.
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 online at 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 website is www.siumed.edu and its main number is 217-545-8000.