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WCU to Host Reception Honoring Miss Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Miss., October 1, 2013 - William Carey University will host a reception to honor Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick on October 18 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. in the Academic Building of the COM Medical Complex. Rick completed her first year of medical school at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) prior to the Miss Mississippi Pageant in July. The reception is open to the WCU Hattiesburg campus faculty, staff and students, as well as alumni.

Rick, a native of Fulton, was awarded one of the two new S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) scholarship awards at the 2014 Miss America Pageant which was held in Atlantic City, NJ on September 15. She was also a Quality of Life finalist award for her platform, Full Plates, Healthy States, which focuses on ending child hunger. The Quality of Life Award is given to recognize contestants who excel in their community service. In addition, Rick won a scholarship during the preliminaries for fitness and evening gown.

Rick continues to travel the state and offer a helping hand and a smile to children and adults in local hospitals, among other places.

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Pictured is Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick of Fulton, who completed her first year of medical school at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM). WCU will host a reception to honor her on October 18 from 2:30 - 4 p.m. in the Academic Building of the COM Medical Complex. The reception is open to the WCU Hattiesburg campus faculty, staff and students, as well as alumni.