Aug 7, 2015

2015 Kerr Scholarships Awarded by BRMC

BRMC is proud to support medical students from our area with the Robert L. Kerr Medical Student Scholarship for the seventh year. Scholarship recipients who attended the 2015 Kerr Scholarship dinner held in Little Rock on Thursday, August 6 include (standing, from left) Kendall Fancher, Adam Kilgore, Jake Bolt, Banks Peterson, (seated, from left) Evan Branscum, Derek Karr, Dr. Robert L. Kerr, Sloane Zimmerman and Eamon Olwell. Scholarship recipients Asad Akhter, Austin Carlisle, Jennie Clark Godwin, Lindsay Malatesta, Amanda McAlister, Matthew McAlister, Emily Nachtigal, Samuel Olson, Ann Robbins, Eric Sanders and James Tullis 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 6 in Little Rock. Medical students from the Baxter Regional market area were recognized and awarded the scholarship in support of tuition for medical school.

Dr. Robert L. and Mrs. Kerr attended the event. Dr. Kerr, 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 Baxter Regional President and CEO, Ron Peterson. Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation Executive Director Barney Larry 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, Jake Bolt, Evan Branscum, Austin Carlisle, Jennie Clark Godwin, Kendall Fancher, Derek Karr, Kenneth Adam Kilgore, Lindsay Malatesta, Amanda McAlister, Matthew McAlister, Emily Nachtigal, Samuel Olson, Eamon Olwell, Banks Peterson, Ann Robbins, Eric Sanders, James Tullis, and Sloane Zimmerman.

Funding for the annual scholarship is provided by the Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation. 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 Dr. Robert L. Kerr Annual Medical Student Scholarship, contact Bobbi Brown, BRMC Physician Recruiter at 870-508-1010 or

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