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Community leaders commit $300,000 to COVID-19 neurological study

June 03, 2021

Several community leaders have committed $300,000 to help continue to fund a Medical College of Georgia study examining the long-term neurological impact of COVID-19.

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MCG Alumnus supports MCG 3+ program

May 26, 2021

Dr. George Sessions, (MD ’55) and his wife, Martha, donated one of the first gifts to the MCG 3+ program and have committed an estate gift of $250,000. In addition, he has served as a mentor and guide to one of MCG’s newest graduates, Dr. Katrina Hazim. To continue reading click here.

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Community supporter donates $1 million to Augusta University’s Augusta Gives campaign

April 21, 2021

Emily Baumann's donation to Augusta Gives will benefit Georgia's pediatric behavioral health care.

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Peach State Health Plan announces partnership with Medical College of Georgia to address rural physician shortage

March 04, 2021

Peach State Health Plan and Medial College of Georgia at Augusta University have announced a partnership to address the state's critical rural physician shortage. PSHP will present a $5.2 million grant to fund the MCG 3+ accelerated medical school curriculum.

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Lady A, newest member of the Grand Ole Opry, establishes scholarship at AU

February 09, 2021

Lady A has been invited to join the Grand Ole Opry. The group, which has Augusta ties, also established a scholarship at Augusta University through their Lady Aid Fund.

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Augusta University Health receives $2 million to expand COVID-19 vaccine effort

February 03, 2021

Augusta National and the Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area will provide matching $1 million contributions, resulting in a joint donation of $2 million to further support AU Health’s vaccination efforts.

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$1 million gift from pool industry pioneer establishes MCG’s newest endowed chair

February 03, 2021

The gift from the estate of the late Leon Bloom, founder of BioLab, Inc., creates the Leon and Dorothy Bloom Chair in Medical Research at the Medical College of Georgia.

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Honoring a Mentor

December 22, 2020

Before going into medicine, Dr. Kay Kramer started her academic career with an undergraduate degree in German. She thoroughly enjoyed studying German language and literature. She even spent time in Germany for a summer program at the University of Nuremburg, which also involved living with a German family. Initially, Kramer thought she might go into […]

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The Kisner Foundation donates $50K to pediatric behavioral health and wellness program

December 21, 2020

The Kisner Foundation offers support to pediatric behavioral health and wellness efforts at the Children's Hospital of Georgia.

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2020 Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year

December 15, 2020

Ann Boardman continues to be a transformative partner for Augusta University and for the greater Augusta community. We could not think of anyone more deserving to be recognized as the 2020 Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year. Enjoy this video about her amazing philanthropy and contributions.

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A Legacy of Giving

December 01, 2020

Some people’s legacies live far beyond their lives and leave behind them a genuine spirit of goodwill that will be felt for years to come. Rhonda Graybeal passed away in March 2017, but even in death, she continues to be a loyal friend to Augusta University. Her estate recently made a posthumous gift of $58,724.28 […]

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photo from article Alumna establishes education scholarship with $10,000 gift

Alumna establishes education scholarship with $10,000 gift

October 20, 2020

Ruth Ann (Joseph) Vericella is changing lives with the new scholarship for special education students that she has established, inspired by her 30 years of teaching and administrative experiences.

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A Life of Perseverance

October 05, 2020

Dr. Marlene Rosenkoetter often noted that her life motto was summed in one word—perseverance. She started taking piano lessons from her aunt in St Louis, Missouri before she was 10 years old. There is one remarkable caveat to the story – while her aunt was in St. Louis, Marlene lived in Forrest, Illinois. Imagine, every […]

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Helping Others Live Independently

October 01, 2020

Decades ago, a young man in his twenties, full of life with the whole world ahead of him, was out doing one of the things he loved most – enjoying the great outdoors. People were jumping in the river and someone said, “Oh, it’s deep enough to dive in” so, he did what many daring […]

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A Lifetime of Helping Others

July 08, 2020

Family physician, congressional representative, author, soldier – Dr. J. Roy Rowland has worn all of those titles at one point or another during his life, but what he wants to most be known for is helping others. “I hope I’ll be remembered as someone who tried to help other people. I think I’ll be remembered […]

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photo from article SK innovation donates $400,000 to Augusta University’s free COVID-19 screening app

SK innovation donates $400,000 to Augusta University’s free COVID-19 screening app

May 14, 2020

Augusta University received a $400,000 donation from SK innovation to support Augusta University and Augusta University Health’s response and associated expenses pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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South State Bank makes donation to aid Augusta University Health’s COVID-19 relief efforts

May 14, 2020

South State Banks donates $25,000 to AU Health to help flatten the curve of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Donor Spotlight: Dr. George and Camille Wright

May 14, 2020

“It was love at first sight and the best thing that ever happened to either of us!” Dr. George Wright and his wife Camille (Cam) met in the student center cafeteria at the Medical College of Georgia in the spring of 1968. There is a bit of debate over who saw who first (Dr. Wright […]

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Augusta University gets critical help from Georgia Power Foundation in ongoing COVID-19 battle

May 11, 2020

Georgia Power Foundation, Inc., will donate $100,000 to help Augusta University continue ramping up statewide screening and testing efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

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photo from article MCG student receives prestigious Beard Award

MCG student receives prestigious Beard Award

May 08, 2020

The prestigious 2020 John F. Beard Award was presented to MCG student Kurt Mueller.

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Professor honors educator mother with scholarship endowment

May 05, 2020

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Read about incredible educator Dr. Gayle Sims Lee, whose life was cut short by cancer, and how her daughter honors her every year by giving back.

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TaxSlayer donation to help Augusta University fight COVID-19

April 30, 2020

TaxSlayer added to the ongoing community support of Augusta University’s efforts to battle the COVID-19 pandemic with a donation to the Emergency Response Fund.

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We’re all in this together.

April 29, 2020

That is the simple philosophy behind the generosity exhibited by Medical College of Georgia alum Dr. John Lee and his wife Betty. The couple have been giving back to MCG regularly since 1982. In 2018, they established the Betty A. and John L. Lee, Jr., M.D. Scholarship, a need based scholarship provided annually to MCG […]

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Dr. Wayne Lord

February 07, 2020

Music can change lives. Dr. Wayne Lord is one example of just how true that statement is. An avid supporter of the arts in Augusta, Lord has been playing piano in the CSRA for most of his life. He began taking piano lessons as a child, and at age 15, he was playing the church […]

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Augusta University’s College of Science and Mathematics receives $100,000 donation

February 05, 2020

The money will be split between construction of the new building and scholarships within CSM.

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I’m In

January 06, 2020

Dr. Ron Lewis always wanted to establish a chair. Now he has, all to support his legacy of teaching. When Dr. Ron Lewis interviewed at the Medical College of Georgia in 1994 for the job of chief of urology, he was already an internationally recognized expert in sexual medicine and a longtime prostate cancer researcher. […]

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Value Added: Why Don’t We Create Some More Nurses?

October 21, 2019

A $20,000 scholarship is helping a nursing student achieve her dream.

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Value Added: Seizing an Opportunity

July 24, 2019

The year was 1970, and Dr. Jeannie Moran had a problem. She’d already achieved a mountain of accomplishments. An associate nursing degree had prompted her to earn an associate dental hygiene degree. It was as she was nearing completion of the latter milestone that she knew she wanted to take her ambitions a step further. […]

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Legendary Friendship

June 25, 2019

Longtime vascular surgeons Drs. Charles Wray and Robert Nesbit have established a fund to support resident education. Show, not tell. That’s how some former residents who trained under Medical College of Georgia vascular surgeons Dr. Charles Wray, ’59, and Dr. Robert Nesbit remember it. “Dr. Nesbit gave us a lot, including the ability to make […]

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College of Nursing student receives prestigious Beard Award

May 14, 2019

The $40,000 award was presented to Dan Nguyen on May 10 during the college’s convocation at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

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Value Added: Crossing the Finish Line

March 19, 2019

College might be a marathon in terms of the endurance needed to make it through to graduation, but for most students, it feels more like a hurdles race — a long run interrupted by a series of obstacles seemingly designed to trip you up along the way. Finals. Grades. Relationships. Work. Learning to clear these […]

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