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September 16, 2010

SIU Med School Announces McAfee Scholarship

Rebekah Petrone, a second-year medical student, has received a four-year monetary award from the Lorenzo S. McAfee Jr. Scholarship at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Petrone is the daughter of Rick and Sue Petrone of Rochester.  She is a graduate of Rochester High School (2005) and Augustana College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in biology/pre-medicine (2008).

The McAfee Scholarship was established in 2010 by the family of Clara McAfee, in memory of her son who passed away in 2005.  Clara McAfee, a retired employee of SIU, passed away in 2009.

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

Established in 1970, SIU School of Medicine is this year celebrating the 40th anniversary of its founding.  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 Web site is and its main number is 217-545-8000.