Baxter Regional Medical Center awarded its annual recipients of the Dr.
Robert L. Kerr Annual Medical Student Scholarship in a ceremony recently
held in Little Rock. Medical students from the Baxter Regional market
area were recognized and awarded the scholarship in support of tuition
for medical school. Funding for the Kerr Scholarship is provided by the
Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation.
Dr. Robert L. and Mrs. Kerr attended the event. Dr. Kerr, longtime Mountain
Home physician now retired in Little Rock, encouraged each of the students
in their chosen career in medicine. He shared a personal message with
the students and their families and guests in attendance.
The scholarship recipients were welcomed by Baxter Regional President and
CEO, Ron Peterson. Barney Larry, Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation Executive
Director, described the Kerr Medical Student Scholarship as andldquo;a way
to honor a great man and great physician, Dr. Robert L. Kerr, who served
our community for many years.”
This yearandrsquo;s Kerr Scholarship recipients are Evan Branscum, Austin
Carlisle, Jennie Clark, Kendall Fancher, Maureen Flowers, Derek Karr,
Kenneth Adam Kilgore, Lindsay Malatesta, Amanda McAlister, Matthew McAlister,
Emily Nachtigal, Samuel Olson, Eamon Olwell, Banks Peterson, Eric Sanders,
Samantha Shipman, James Tullis and Sloane Zimmerman.
Scholarships are presented annually. To be eligible, students must show
proof of enrollment in an accredited medical program leading to a degree
of medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy and demonstrate residency in
the BRMC designated service area (including the following counties: Baxter,
Marion, Fulton, Izard, Sharp, Stone, and Searcy in Arkansas and Ozark
County, Missouri). For more information, contact Bobbi Brown, BRMC Physician
Recruiter at 870-508-1010 or
BRMC is proud to support medical students from our area with the Robert
L. Kerr Medical Student Scholarship for the 6th year. Scholarship recipients
who attended the 2014 Kerr Scholarship dinner held in Little Rock on August
5 include (standing, from left) Kendall Fancher, Banks Peterson, Evan
Branscum, Eamon Olwell, Adam Kilgore, Derek Karr, (seated, from left)
Maureen Flowers, Lindsay Malatesta, Dr. Robert L. Kerr, Sloane Zimmerman
and Samantha Shipman. Scholarship recipients not pictured include Asad
Akhter, Austin Carlisle, Jennie Clark, Amanda McAlister, Matt McAlister,
Emily Nachtigal, Samuel Olson, Eric Sanders and James Tullis.