BRMC is proud to support medical students from our area with the Robert
L. Kerr Medical Student Scholarship for the eighth year. Those attending
the 2016 Kerr Scholarship dinner held in Little Rock on Thursday, August
4 include (standing, from left) Eamon Olwell, Derek Karr, Trevor Meece,
Kendall Fancher, Chase Armistead, Alex Kilgore, Levi Watson, BRMC President
and CEO Ron Peterson, (seated, from left) Bobie Jo Cooper, Jake Bolt,
Dr. Robert L. Kerr, Banks Peterson and Evan Branscum. The remaining scholarship
recipients were unable to attend the event.
Baxter Regional Medical Center honored its annual recipients of the Dr.
Robert L. Kerr Annual Medical Student Scholarship in a ceremony last Thursday,
August 4, in Little Rock. Twenty two medical students from the BRMC service
market area were recognized and awarded the scholarship in support of
tuition for medical school.
Dr. Robert L. and Mrs. Kerr attended the event along with some of their
family. Dr. Kerr, a longtime physician in Mountain Home 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 BRMC President and CEO Ron
Peterson, followed by remarks from
Dr. John Neis, a previous scholarship recipient and now Mountain Home physician. Barney
Larry, BRMC VP/Business Development and Executive Director, Baxter Regional
Hospital Foundation, 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 Asad Akhter, Chase Armistead,
Jake Bolt, Heather Bond, Evan Branscum, Samantha Connor, Bobie Jo Cooper,
Austin Carlisle, Kendall Fancher, Derek Karr, Adam Kilgore, Alex Kilgore,
Amanda McAlister, Trevor Meece, Emily Nachtigal, Samuel Olson, Eamon Olwell,
Banks Peterson, Ann Robbins, Eric Sanders, Levi Watson, and Sloane Zimmerman.
Funding is provided by the
Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation for the annual Kerr scholarships. 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, Arkansas, and Ozark County,
Missouri). For more information about the Kerr Scholarship, contact Sarah
Edwards, BRMC Physician Recruiter at (870) 508-1010 or