SIU Med School Announces Tippy Scholarship

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November 26, 2013

SIU Med School Announces Tippy Scholarship

Drew Schmucker, a fourth-year medical student, has received a monetary award from the Penelope K. Tippy, M.D., Scholarship at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The award is given to a fourth-year student from southern Illinois who plans to practice in family medicine.

Schmucker, the son of Charles and Julie Schmucker of Olney, is a graduate of East Richland High School in Olney (2005) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry (2009).

The Penelope K. Tippy, M.D., Scholarship was established in 2013 by Southern Illinois Healthcare. Tippy was a professor of family and community medicine, director of the SIU Family Practice Residency Program in Carbondale and medical director of the SIU Family Practice Centers in Carbondale, Sessor and West Frankfort. She joined SIU in 1982 and retired in 2012.

Schmucker Drew Schmucker

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.

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.

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