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Asbury Foundation Award Presented

Student Doctor Terry Fokakis, a second-year medical student at the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, was presented with the Asbury Award for Academic Excellence on August 16.

The annual award is given to a second-year medical student with the highest grade point average who lives in the eight-county area served by the Asbury Foundation of Hattiesburg. Preference is given to a student who intends to practice in Mississippi. The award includes a medallion and a cash stipend and is presented at the White Coat Ceremony welcoming new medical students to WCU and into the osteopathic medical profession.

Fokakis, of Hattiesburg, has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Mississippi College and a Master of Science degree in biomedical sciences from Northwestern University. He is the son of Dr. Arthur and Mary Virginia Fokakis and husband to Kendra Fokakis. After graduation from the WCUCOM in 2017, Fokakis plans to practice medicine in Mississippi.

The award was presented to Fokakis by William K. “Bill” Ray, president and chief executive officer of the Asbury Foundation, and by Dr. Tommy King, president of WCU.

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Student Doctor Terry Fokakis, a second-year student at the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, received the Asbury Award for Academic Excellence at the WCUCOM White Coat Ceremony on August 16. The annual award recognizes the second-year medical student with the highest-ranking grade point average in the Asbury Foundation’s eight-county service area. Pictured are (left to right) Dr. Tommy King, president of WCU; Fokakis; Dr. Italo Subbarao, associate dean of pre-clinical sciences for WCUCOM; Fokakis’ wife, Kendra Fokakis; Fokakis’ father, Dr. Arthur Fokakis; and William K. Ray, chief executive officer of the Asbury Foundation.