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Carew Spirit of Excellence Award

Ms. Maggie Jo Everett holds 2019 Carew Spirit of Excellence Award.
2019 Carew Spirit of Excellence Award recipient, Ms. Maggie Jo Everett from New Albany, MS.

Dr. Bonnie Carew designed the Rural Medical Scholars Program in 1998 and delivered it successfully until her retirement in 2016 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. Maggie Jo Everett. She is from New Albany, MS in Union County and was presented the award at the Celebration of Scholars event on June 24, 2019.

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Two large, red farm machines sit in a partially harvested rice field under a dark-blue sky with lowering clouds
Filed Under: Food and Health, Health, Rural Health May 23, 2019

To help confront mental health issues facing the nation today, the Mississippi State University Extension Service is offering unique first aid training to all its employees.

One teenager clasps both of her hands to press on a training manikin’s chest, while another female student holds a ventilator mask over its face. A nurse in the background watches a large wall-mounted monitor.
Filed Under: Food and Health, Rural Health January 31, 2019

A summer program application process is underway for high school juniors looking for a jump-start on college and exposure to careers in medicine and science.

Filed Under: Rural Health January 18, 2019

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The first in a series of webinars designed to prevent opioid misuse in the agricultural community and improve treatment for pain is scheduled for Jan. 29.

Talking to Farmers About Their Pain, a one-hour program delivered via the web, addresses the occupational sources of chronic pain that producers deal with as a result of farming-related accidents, surgeries or strain from repetitive movements. Designed for health care professionals, the module focuses on how to improve communication between medical care providers and patients about occupational pain.

Young man strains to handle a bale of hay at the back of a farm utility vehicle in a pasture with black and white dairy heifers clustered behind and watching.
Filed Under: Agriculture, Farming, Farm Safety, Food and Health, Rural Health November 6, 2018

A million-dollar grant acknowledges that farmers and families living in rural areas battle many of the same mental health challenges as urban residents face.

Filed Under: Health, Rural Health October 24, 2018

Mississippians can do their part to combat the national opioid crisis and protect their home environments by dropping off unused medications at take-back sites around the state on Oct. 27.

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