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Area students learn about rural health care at UA

Lowndes County's Andrew Callen attended the program.

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Two select groups of students from across the state were on campus recently for the Rural Health Scholars and Rural Minority Health Scholars Programs in The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences.

These two programs introduce students from rural areas to college life and give them an orientation to the need for health and medical professionals in communities like their own. The Rural Health Scholars are rising high school seniors and the Rural Minority Health Scholars are recent high school graduates who will be attending college.

Rural Health Scholars included (by home county): Barbour-Cody Sanders, Butler-Jonathan Scott, Choctaw-Veronica Coleman, Clarke- Michael Newton, Covington-Keri Bess, Cullman-Maegan DeLoreto, Christina Franks, Etowah- Duncan Murdock, Hale- Callie Ray, Teremy Jackson, Jackson-Casey Dalton, Lauderdale- Adam Brink, Lawerence-Kayla Echols, Lee- Luckie Milad, Lowndes- Andrew Callen, Marengo- Christle Agee , Whitney Fuller, Clinteshia Ridgeway, Marshall- Adam Perkins, Mobile-John Caminas, Monroe-Tiara Tuck, Markquail McCord, Morgan-M. Dylan McCaghlin, Tallapoosa- Stephaine Potts, Talladega-Heather Howell, Winston-Alex Myrick. Counselors were Russ Guin and Demetreius Cade.

The Rural Minority Health Scholars included (by home county): Covington- Tiffany Freeney, Dallas- Ashlyn Godwin, Greene- Tondra Johnson, Lee- Doreathea Jones, Marengo- Brittany Brown, Eddie Custard, Pickens- Jamaal Little, Talladega- Asia Dawson, Bibb- Jamiere Marina.

Chosen based on academic achievement and interest in rural health care, these students come to UA during the summer and take courses for college credit and attend seminars. Cynthia Moore and Dr. John Wheat of CCHS direct the programs.