Carew Spirit of Excellence Award
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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