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VCOM Publications honored with Silver awards at the 2020 annual PRSA Summit Awards

Congratulations to the VCOM Publications team for being honored with Silver awards in three categories of the 2020 annual Summit Awards of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).  Summit Awards recognize outstanding public relations efforts in western Virginia.

The following entries won:

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Carolinas Campus Updates

VCOM–Carolinas SNMA Celebrates Black History Month with Performance, Dance Class, & Food

To commemorate Black History Month 2019, the Student National Medical Association at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)–Carolinas campus hosted a multicultural event on Wednesday, February 27 featuring food, music and movement. A special guest performance was provided by Greenville, South Carolina-based dancer and choreographer Vaughn Newman. The celebration’s capstone event was a free African dance class taught by Arialle Kennedy Smith, a graduate of the Ailey School and owner of AVK Dance Studio in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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Auburn Campus Updates

VCOM Alum Receives Service Award

Congratulations to Dr. Jeremy White, ’07 on receiving the Service Award for VCOM International and Appalachian Outreach. The award is presented to all VCOM alumni who serve as a preceptor for 3 international outreach trips. Dr. White is the first alumni to receive this award and has completed 19 international outreach trips as a student, resident and preceptor.

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Louisiana Campus Updates

Heather Davis receiving scholarship

Heather Davis Receives Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship

Heather Davis, a member of the inaugural class at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)’s Louisiana campus, was selected to receive the 2020 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship by the American Associate of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM).  This recognition includes an award of $8,000 to be used toward her medical education expenses.

The Arnstein Scholarship is awarded each year to at least one new medical student and one continuing medical student. The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize underrepresented minority students who are enrolled in a DO program at an AACOM member college, such as VCOM. 

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