WCUCOM Student Receives Humanitarian Scholarship

Hattiesburg, Miss., December 20, 2012 - William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) student Whitney Danjack “Dan” Lynch of Seminary recently received The Lois S. McKenzie Humanitarian COM Restricted Scholarship. Chosen by the dean of the WCUCOM, the scholarship is awarded to a top second - year WCUCOM student from South Mississippi who shows an interest in practicing medicine in Mississippi and working with the elderly. The scholarship was established by Lois S. McKenzie’s son, Joel McKenzie of Foxworth.

 “Dan’s passion for medicine and his compassion for his fellow man, as evidenced by his missionary work, exemplifies his character and extols what the practice of medicine is all about,” Mr. McKenzie said. “It is with great honor my family can be a part of his success."

Mr. McKenzie presented the scholarship to Dan in the WCUCOM medical complex on December 14. The date was chosen in honor of Lois McKenzie’s birthday, and the scholarship will be awarded on or near December 14 each year. Dan is the first student to receive the McKenzie Scholarship.

 “It is such an honor to be awarded this scholarship and an even bigger honor to be its first recipient,” Dan said. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to be at the WCUCOM and pursue my passion to help others.”

(left to right) Joel McKenzie presents The Lois S. McKenzie Humanitarian COM Restricted Scholarship to Dan Lynch, a second-year William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) student from Seminary on December14. Pictured with Mr. McKenzie and Dan are (left to right) his father, Billy Lynch; his wife, Jennifer Lynch; his mother, Martha Lynch; his mother-in-law, Lenda Nobles; Dr. Tommy King, president of WCU, and Dr. Jim Turner, associate dean for clinical sciences and associate professor of medicine.