Those attending the 2017 Kerr Scholarship dinner held in Little Rock on
Thursday, August 3 include (standing, from left) BRMC VP/Business Development
and Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation Executive Director Barney Larry,
Eamon Olwell, Alex Kilgore, Chase Armistead, BRMC President & CEO
Ron Peterson, (seated, from left) Trevor Meece, Sloane Zimmerman, Dr.
Robert L. Kerr, Bobie Jo Cooper and Levi Watson. Scholarship recipients
Asad Akhter, Annie Avilez, Jake Bolt, Samantha Connor, Alex Hagaman, Heather
Bond Kinder, Caroline Litty, Ann Robbins, Eric Sanders, Josh Spore, and
Austin Wilkie were unable to attend the event.
Baxter Regional Medical Center awarded its annual recipients of the
Dr. Robert L. Kerr Annual Medical Student Scholarship in a ceremony Thursday, August 3 in Little Rock. Eighteen medical students
from the Baxter Regional market area were recognized and awarded the scholarship
in support of tuition for medical or dental 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 Physician Recruiter Sarah
Edwards, followed by remarks from Ron Peterson, President & CEO. Barney
Larry, BRMC VP/Business Development and Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation
Executive Director, described the Kerr Medical Student Scholarship as
“a way to honor a great man and great physician, Dr. Robert L. Kerr,
who served our community for many years.”
This year’s Kerr Scholarship recipients are Asad Akhter, Chase Armistead,
Annie Avilez, Jake Bolt, Samantha Connor, Bobie Jo Cooper, Alex Hagaman,
Alex Kilgore, Heather Bond Kinder, Caroline Litty, Trevor Meece, Eamon
Olwell, Ann Robbins, Eric Sanders, Josh Spore, Levi Watson, Austin Wilkie
and Sloane Zimmerman.
Scholarship funding is provided by
Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation. 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, Doctor of Osteopathy or a dental program leading to
a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Dental Medicine 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, contact Sarah
Edwards, BRMC Physician Recruiter at (870) 508-1010 or