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2016 - 2017 Kerr Scholarships Awarded

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2016 - 2017 Kerr Scholarships Awarded
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 "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, 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

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