SIU Med School Announces Scholarship Awards

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February 19, 2014

SIU Med School Announces Scholarship Awards

Nine medical students have received Alumni Scholarship awards at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The awards are given annually to third- or fourth-year medical students. All of this year’s recipients are fourth-year students.

Richard Austin, son of Rick and Chris Austin of Springfield, earned his bachelor’s degree in biology–medical sciences at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2010).

Rachel Day, daughter of Gary Day of Champaign and Alice Day of Benton, Ky., earned her bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2010).

Kelly Galanos, daughter of Glafkos and Collette Galanos of Carbondale, earned her bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (2009).

Douglas Juvinall, son of Mike and Diana Juvinall of East Peoria, earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at Bradley University in Peoria (2010).

Jeremy Kulacz, son of John and René Kulacz of Manteno, earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Illinois State University in Bloomington (2010).

Dionna Mathews, daughter of Darryl and Mildred Mathews, earned her bachelor’s degree in biology–pre-med from Xavier University in New Orleans (2006).

Jacob Parke, son of Brian and Karina Parke of St. Joseph, earned his bachelor’s degree in biology–pre-med at Augustana College in Rock Island (2010).

Daniel Rosenkrans, son of Jim and Lisa Rosenkrans of Pecatonica, earned his bachelor’s degree in biology at Augustana College in Rock Island (2009).

Robert Tennill, son of William and Julie Tennill of Jacksonville, earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Washington University in St. Louis (2010).

The Alumni Scholarship was established by the charter Class of 1976 as a gift in honor of its 25th reunion. The Class of 1977 followed the lead of the previous class in supporting the fund with reunion gifts. Alumni from all classes contribute to the scholarship annually, increasing the availability of funds.

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 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.

Austin, Rick Day, Rachel Galanos, Kelly Juvinall, Doug

Kulacz, Jeremy Parke, Jacob Rosenkrans, Daniel Tennill, Robert

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