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photo from article Peach State Health Plan and Centene Foundation announce $2.2 million commitment to Augusta University

Peach State Health Plan and Centene Foundation announce $2.2 million commitment to Augusta University

January 24, 2024

The commitment to funding, which builds on an existing relationship with Augusta University, will facilitate the expansion of MCG’s 3+ Primary Care Pathway Program , as well as support the launch of a new loan forgiveness program for the Dental College of Georgia students who commit to five years of practice in rural and underserved areas.

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photo from article Hull alum creates scholarship to support AU business students as a legacy to his children

Hull alum creates scholarship to support AU business students as a legacy to his children

January 17, 2024

David Cantrell, a 2006 graduate of the MBA program through Augusta University's Hull College of Business, chose to honor his children by establishing the Isaac, Andrew, Ethan and Caroline Cantrell Scholarship Endowment in their names.

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photo from article PGA TOUR player Luke List donates $250,000 to Children’s Hospital of Georgia through RSM Birdies Fore Love

PGA TOUR player Luke List donates $250,000 to Children’s Hospital of Georgia through RSM Birdies Fore Love

December 11, 2023

Luke List, a PGA TOUR player, and his wife Chloe presented a check for $250,000 to the Children’s Hospital of Georgia Thursday, Dec. 7. The donation, which was made possible by the proceeds earned when List won the RSM Birdies Fore Love charity competition during the 2022-23 PGA TOUR season, will support the expansion of […]

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photo from article Augusta University raises over $375,000 through annual IGIVE fundraising campaign

Augusta University raises over $375,000 through annual IGIVE fundraising campaign

December 07, 2023

Nearly 1,500 Augusta University employees showed their Jaguar pride by supporting the 2023 IGIVE campaign with donations totaling $376,148.

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photo from article MCG alumnus and wife endow stethoscope fund begun by alumni association to ensure its continuity

MCG alumnus and wife endow stethoscope fund begun by alumni association to ensure its continuity

September 20, 2023

Melvin Haysman, MD ’71 and his wife Roberta Kamine-Haysman have a longstanding relationship with the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Not only did Haysman graduate from MCG and complete his internal medicine residency there, but he also held a faculty appointment as clinical assistant professor and served for many years on the MCG […]

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photo from article Augusta University grad offers encouraging words, scholarship opportunity to physician assistant students

Augusta University grad offers encouraging words, scholarship opportunity to physician assistant students

August 24, 2023

Ron Sanders Jr. created the BeST Scholarship in 2022 to support underrepresented students in the didactic phase of their PA education.

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photo from article Augusta University’s literacy center renamed for founder and lifelong advocate Dr. Paulette P. Harris

Augusta University’s literacy center renamed for founder and lifelong advocate Dr. Paulette P. Harris

August 16, 2023

A recent gift from Harris' widower Steve Ruby enabled the center to be renamed in memory of founder Paulette Harris, a lifelong advocate for literacy.

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photo from article Powell family creates scholarship to bring more dentists to rural areas

Powell family creates scholarship to bring more dentists to rural areas

July 28, 2023

Zach Powell, DMD ’99, a first-generation dentist, feels extremely blessed to be part of the profession of dentistry. His group employs nearly 50 team members and is one of the largest private practices in southeast Georgia, serving patients across nine counties, in some of which his office is the only dental provider. Passionate about rural […]

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photo from article Physician’s real estate gift will advance rural health care

Physician’s real estate gift will advance rural health care

July 12, 2023

The late J. Roy Rowland, MD, was a family physician, congressional representative, author and soldier, but what he wanted to most be known for was helping others. “I hope I’ll be remembered as someone who tried to help other people. I think I’ll be remembered more as a physician for helping other people,” said Rowland […]

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photo from article A little gratitude goes a long way

A little gratitude goes a long way

June 23, 2023

An Augusta University graduate student was so thankful for the scholarship she received that it prompted the donor to double the original endowment gift. The John L. Rosenkoetter Scholarship Endowment Fund for Clinical and Counseling Psychology was established July 1, 2021, through a gift from John Rosenkoetter of Brunswick, Georgia. Rosenkoetter, husband of the late […]

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photo from article CureSearch awards $1.2 million for pediatric cancer research at Georgia Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital of Georgia

CureSearch awards $1.2 million for pediatric cancer research at Georgia Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital of Georgia

June 15, 2023

The funding will help support a Phase 1 trial that, if successful, could improve the quality of life for patients at Children’s Hospital of Georgia and beyond.

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photo from article Gift from local family will benefit Augusta University student-athletes

Gift from local family will benefit Augusta University student-athletes

May 18, 2023

Local family to fund sports performance center in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

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photo from article Augusta University President’s Award presented to alumnus and wife

Augusta University President’s Award presented to alumnus and wife

May 08, 2023

President's Award winners make gift to benefit AU Athletics.

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photo from article Dr. Ron Lewis continues legacy of urology education

Dr. Ron Lewis continues legacy of urology education

April 26, 2023

Dr. Ron Lewis may have retired in 2018, but his legacy continues at Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University through his planned estate gift which establishes the Ronald W. Lewis, MD Chair in Urological Education. This endowment will support the ongoing needs of urology residents, including education, research, travel, equipment and more. “When you’ve […]

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photo from article Children’s Hospital of Georgia receives grant for cancer care from Jordan Spieth Family Foundation

Children’s Hospital of Georgia receives grant for cancer care from Jordan Spieth Family Foundation

April 03, 2023

Grant from Jordan Spieth Family Foundation will support a social worker and patient travel expenses.

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photo from article Mason Trust gift supports organ rejection study

Mason Trust gift supports organ rejection study

March 28, 2023

A $1 million grant from the Carlos and Marguerite Mason Trust is helping support the research of physician-scientists at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Co-investigators Anatolij Horuzsko, MD, PhD, immunologist in the Georgia Cancer Center and Department of Medicine, and Laura Mulloy, DO, chief of the MCG Division of Nephrology, are using a humanized mouse model […]

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photo from article Augusta Gives day brings in nearly $1.4 million for Augusta University

Augusta Gives day brings in nearly $1.4 million for Augusta University

March 23, 2023

Day of giving finishes strong with $1.4 million in donations from more than 780 donors.

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photo from article Mother turns grief into scholarship for Augusta University music students

Mother turns grief into scholarship for Augusta University music students

March 15, 2023

A local mother was inspired to create a scholarship to perpetuate her daughter's dream of helping others through music therapy.

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photo from article Augusta University baseball program receives $250,000 donation for new locker room

Augusta University baseball program receives $250,000 donation for new locker room

February 13, 2023

“I'm a fan of college baseball, I’m a fan of building something from the ground up, and I’m a fan of coach and Augusta. I want this to be impactful.”

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photo from article ‘Legacy of leadership’: Augusta University College of Nursing chair, mother create student scholarship

‘Legacy of leadership’: Augusta University College of Nursing chair, mother create student scholarship

January 30, 2023

Three generations of female leaders hope to leave a legacy of future leaders in nursing.

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photo from article Dr. Talmadge “Joe” Bowden creates Distinguished Chair in Surgery

Dr. Talmadge “Joe” Bowden creates Distinguished Chair in Surgery

December 09, 2022

Dr. Talmadge “Joe” Bowden had a unique dream for his life. “I wanted to fly jet airplanes in the United States Air Force during war time,” he said. “I was coming up as Vietnam was heating up. My father was career Air Force, and I’d already been accepted to pilot school when I graduated and […]

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photo from article Usry family gives $100,000 to Hull College of Business for scholarships

Usry family gives $100,000 to Hull College of Business for scholarships

October 31, 2022

Brad and Paige Usry show gratitude to their alma mater through generous scholarship endowment

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photo from article Couple goes to bat for Augusta University Athletics

Couple goes to bat for Augusta University Athletics

October 24, 2022

The McKnight family knocks one out of the park with generous gift to Athletics.

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photo from article Legacy of late periodontist lives on through dental student scholarships

Legacy of late periodontist lives on through dental student scholarships

October 19, 2022

Dr. Emile T. Fisher was a generous man. A plaque in the lobby of the Dental College of Georgia building recognizes the late periodontist, philanthropist, community leader and volunteer for his leadership support of the capital campaign that helped fund the construction of the state-of-the-art, five-story dental training and patient care facility. What this honorary […]

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photo from article Widow honors late husband through philanthropy

Widow honors late husband through philanthropy

June 07, 2022

Philanthropy means different things to different people. The process and reasons for giving can be deeply personal and individualized. For Susan Pritchett, it’s about keeping the memory of her late husband alive. Susan recently committed a gift to the Department of Ophthalmology  for the Peter M. Pritchett MD Fund to provide equipment and training for […]

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photo from article Augusta Gives event brings in nearly $1.5 million for Augusta University

Augusta Gives event brings in nearly $1.5 million for Augusta University

April 29, 2022

A one-day fundraiser for Augusta University draws support from the community.

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photo from article Alumna and board member turns passion for literacy into endowment for Augusta University Literacy Center

Alumna and board member turns passion for literacy into endowment for Augusta University Literacy Center

April 12, 2022

Augusta University alum Elaine Clark Smith hopes to empower the local community through literacy.

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photo from article Retired heart doctor creates cardiology education fund at Medical College of Georgia

Retired heart doctor creates cardiology education fund at Medical College of Georgia

February 24, 2022

Dr. Gordon Chason Miller, a 1962 Medical College of Georgia alumnus and retired cardiologist, has a heart for medical education at MCG.

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photo from article Chick-fil-A gives $100,000 to fund minority recruitment efforts at Augusta University

Chick-fil-A gives $100,000 to fund minority recruitment efforts at Augusta University

February 22, 2022

The donation will go toward recruiting Black male teachers and underrepresented physicians.

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photo from article Longtime faculty create scholarship endowments for Athletics and Department of Art and Design

Longtime faculty create scholarship endowments for Athletics and Department of Art and Design

February 16, 2022

Janice and Ray Whiting show their love for family and Augusta University by creating named endowments to support baseball/softball and art scholarships.

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