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Carew Spirit of Excellence Award

Bonnie Carew with the 2017 RMS Bonnie Carew Spirit of Excellence Award recipient, Gracie Pipkin.
Dr. Bonnie Carew with the 2017 Carew Spirit of Excellence Award recipient, Gracie Pipkin of Hickory Flat, MS.

Dr. Bonnie Carew designed the Rural Medical Scholars Program in 1998 and delivered it successfully for 16 of the past 18 years with a strong Spirit of Excellence. The program which is a beacon of innovation for the MSU Extension Service provides an enriching experience for rising high school seniors to take college-level classes on campus at MSU, to shadow rural physicians, to engage in pre-professional development activities, and to attend lecture and lab-based learning experiences at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.  

As a tribute to her dedication to rural healthcare, excellence in programming, and desire to mentor and lead teens, the Rural Medical Scholars Bonnie Carew Spirit of Excellence Award was instated in 2016 upon her retirement from Mississippi State University.

The scholar chosen for this award is judged on the following attributes: consistent display of compassion, inclusion, kindness, healthy habits, trustworthiness, responsiveness and for being a model Rural Medical Scholar.

This year’s recipient of the Rural Medical Scholars Bonnie Carew Spirit of Excellence Award was Ms. Gracie Pipkin. She is from Hickory Flat, MS in Benton County and was presented the award by Dr. Bonnie Carew at the Celebration of Scholars event on June 26, 2017. 

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A medical doctor holds a vile of medication and talks to a young man in the Rural Medical and Science Scholars program.
Filed Under: STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math, Food and Health, Rural Health March 16, 2018

Do you know a high school student interested in working in the medical field or a related science career one day?
The Rural Medical and Science Scholars program could be for them.
(Photo by Kevin Hudson)

A teenage girl looks on as a doctor explains a chart in his hands.
Filed Under: Rural Health February 9, 2018

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi's critical need for medical professionals is the reason for a special summer program hosted at Mississippi State University.

Filed Under: Rural Health, Mississippi Well Owner Network August 25, 2017

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi homeowners with private wells have three opportunities to learn how to enhance the quality of their drinking water sources.

The Mississippi Well Owner Network, a program of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, will hold workshops at the Extension offices in Wayne County Sept. 26, Pearl River County Oct. 24 and Tate County Jan. 25, 2018. Each workshop begins at 6 p.m.

Filed Under: Rural Health, Water, Mississippi Well Owner Network, Rural Water Association, Water Quality June 14, 2017

GULFPORT, Miss. -- The first 40 registrants for a private well workshop next month can have their well water screened free of charge.

The Mississippi Well Owner Network, a program of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, will be held 6-9 p.m. July 13 at the MSU Extension office in Harrison County, located at 2315 17th Street in Gulfport.

Brittny Fairley, right, checks Dequesia Perry’s blood pressure in their health science class at the Hinds County Career and Technical Center in Raymond, Mississippi, on May 4, 2017. They are members of the Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H Junior Master Wellness Volunteers group in Hinds County who received training to deliver basic health information and provide supervised basic screenings. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Susan Collins-Smith)
Filed Under: 4-H, Community, Leadership, Junior Master Wellness Volunteer, Health, Rural Health May 9, 2017

RAYMOND, Miss. -- Rocheryl Ware sees members of her 4-H Junior Master Wellness Volunteer group as catalysts that can help change Mississippi's health landscape.

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