SIU Med School Announces Kathryn Terry Scholarships

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December 13, 2013

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.

Casey Adams, a third-year student, is the daughter of Roy and Jenny Adams of Chesterfield. She is a graduate of Carlinville High School (2008) and SIU Edwardsville, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in biology (2011).

Michelle Lewis, a third-year student, is the daughter of David Lewis of Rochester and Lisa Montague of Alton. She is a graduate of Riverton High School (2006) and the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in integrative biology (2010).

Jennifer Punke, a third-year student, is the daughter of Brad Punke of Springfield and Julie Punke of Rochester. She is a graduate of Rochester High School (2007) and the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology (2011).

Taylor Reid, a fourth-year student, is the daughter of Bill and Karen Reid of Springfield. She is a graduate of Sacred Heart-Griffin (2006) and the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology (2010).

Jacob Varney, a fourth-year student, is the son of Dr. Andrew and Carol Varney of Springfield. He is a graduate of Springfield High School (2006) and the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology (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.

 

 

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