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December 16, 2010

SIU Med School Announces Templeton Scholarship

Michelle L. Hagene, a first-year medical student, has received a monetary award from the J.S. Templeton, M.D., Memorial Scholarship at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  The award is given annually to an SIU medical student from Perry County.

Hagene is the daughter of Leo and Diann Hagene of Percy.  She is a graduate of Trico High School (2006) and Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she earned her degree in chemistry (2010).  

The Templeton Scholarship was established in 1993 by Harriss Malan of Carbondale and Jane Templeton Minton of DuQuoin, in memory of their uncle and father, Dr. James Scott Templeton.  Templeton was a general practitioner who practiced in the Pickneyville area for more than sixty years.  He also was a founder of Pinckneyville Community Hospital.

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 has this year celebrated 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.