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UT Tyler Receives $10,000 Endowment from Smith County Medical Alliance
The Smith County Medical Society Alliance presented UT Tyler with a $10,000 gift for scholarships and announcement of two scholarship recipients. (From left) Dr. Dani Dolence, SCMSA president; Dr. Peter Fos, UT Tyler provost and vice president for academic affairs; Sarah Phillips, Tyler sophomore; Kaday Camara, Senegal junior; and Deanna Sims, UT Tyler director of major gifts and advancement services.
The Smith County Medical Society Alliance presented The University of Texas at Tyler with a $10,000 gift, Dr. Peter Fos, UT Tyler provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced.
The gift will provide scholarships for graduate students in UT Tyler’s master’s of nursing program.
“It is our great pleasure to accept this gift from the Smith County Medical Society Alliance. We thank the members for their generosity to our students who are extremely deserving and will be wonderful assets to the health care field,” Fos said.
Funds for the gift come from SCMSA’s book fair that is celebrating its 40th year as the chief fundraiser. More than $450,000 has been given locally to area students majoring in the health sciences.
UT Tyler currently offers an endowed presidential nursing scholarship from SCMSA. The association also awards additional scholarships to UT Tyler health science majors each year.
In 2006, SCMSA presented a $10,000 gift to UT Tyler to aid students pursuing careers in medicine.
SCMSA serves to promote and encourage the highest standards of ethical medical practice for the benefit of the community and to serve as an advocate for the physicians of Smith County Medical Society in achieving this end.
One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. Nearly 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.