November 8, 2012
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.
Richard Austin, a third-year student, is the son of Rick and Chris Austin of Springfield. He is a graduate of Springfield High School (2005) and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in biology - medical sciences (2010).
Elizabeth Hiatt, a third-year student, is the daughter of Tom and Sharon Hiatt of Chatham. She is a graduate of Glenwood High School in Chatham (2006) and Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in biology and Spanish (2010).
Stephen Holland, a fourth-year medical student, is the son of David and Tammy Holland of Springfield. He is a graduate of Glenwood High School in Chatham (2005) and St. Louis University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in biology (2009).
Bryan McConomy, a fourth-year medical student, is the son of Steve M. and Lois McConomy of Springfield. He is a graduate of Southeast High School in Springfield (2003) and Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in physiology (2009).
Christopher Miedema, a third-year medical student, is the son of Paul and Imelda Miedema of Springfield. He is a graduate of Pleasant Plains High School (2006) and Illinois Wesleyan University, in Bloomington, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry (2010).
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.