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Gregory McQueen, PhD

Gregory McQueen, PhD, is the new senior executive associate dean for ATSU-SOMA. Prior to joining ATSU-SOMA, Dr. McQueen was senior executive associate dean at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, Calif.

Dr. McQueen received his doctorate from University of North Texas in 1995. As senior executive associate dean for ATSU-SOMA, he will be responsible for assisting ATSU-SOMA Dean Kay Kalousek in all aspects of the operation and planning for the medical school. Additionally, Dr. McQueen will be in charge of the accreditation process for ATSU-SOMA, organizational development, and team development.


Carl Kochan

Javair Gillett

Carl Kochan and Javair Gillett, both 2012 graduates of the ATSU-ASHS Human Movement program, have been named head strength and conditioning coordinators for each team in the World Series. Kochan works for the San Francisco Giants and Gillett for the Detroit Tigers.


L-R, Rick Watson, DO, ’97, Gary Edwards, DO, FACOFP, ’80, Toni R. Patterson, DO, FAOCA, ’79, and Craig Phelps, DO, FAOASM

A.T. Still University’s (ATSU) Kirksville Osteopathic Alumni Association (KOAA) Board of Directors presented its legendary awards on Oct. 9, 2012, at the annual KOAA Luncheon and Assembly meeting. It was held in conjunction with the American Osteopathic Association Convention in San Diego, Calif. [read more]


George Scheurer, DO

George Scheurer, DO, ’54, retired emeritus professor of internal medicine and emeritus assistant to the president for facilities at A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM), passed away on Oct. 19, 2012, at the age of 87. He will be forever remembered for his dedication to family and friends, his community, and the advancement of osteopathic medical education.

A World War II naval veteran and 1954 graduate of KCOM, Dr. Scheurer made significant contributions to his profession, the lives of students and patients, KCOM, and the Kirksville, Mo., community. Dr. Scheurer joined the KCOM faculty in 1956 as an instructor in biochemistry and osteopathic manipulative medicine, became the director of clinical services for Community Nursing Homes, Inc., and later, became the medical director and associate administrator of the Still-Hildreth Osteopathic Hospital in Macon, Mo. Dr. Scheurer continued his administrative leadership for University facilities, overseeing nearly all new facility constructions on the Missouri campus for 30 years.

Recognized for his lifetime of service to KCOM, Dr. Scheurer was named emeritus professor of internal medicine and emeritus assistant to the president for facilities. Other University recognitions included Kirksville Osteopathic Alumni Association (KOAA) Distinguished Service Award recipient (1991), KOAA Living Tribute Award recipient (1993), and the KOAA Alumnus of the Year (2004), which is the KOAA’s highest award for outstanding service to the osteopathic profession, KCOM, and KOAA.

Dr. Scheurer provided leadership by holding office and active memberships with the Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association, Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, Northeast District Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physician and Surgeons, KCOM Alumni Association, American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Osteopathy, and Missouri Crippled Children’s Advisory Council. The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons recognized him as a Bronze Medallion Award recipient.

Even after his retirement, Dr. Scheurer remained actively involved with the University as a trusted facilities advisor and an advocate for osteopathic medical education.

Dr. Scheurer was preceded in death by his wife, Marretta, and is survived by his daughter, Christine, and son, Roy. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 6-8 p.m. at Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Kirksville, Mo.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, with burial following in the Highland Park Cemetery.  Family and friends are invited to attend a dinner following the services at the funeral home’s family center.  Memorials are suggested to the ATSU-KCOM Scholarship Fund.


photo credit: Mark Skalny photography

ATSU’s Arizona School of Health Sciences Doctor of Audiology program celebrated second-year students at its White Coat Ceremony held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Mesa, Ariz., on Oct. 5.

Twelve students received white coats during the ceremony, which symbolizes the transition from didactic studies to a concentration on laboratory course work and clinical experiences. The guest speaker for the evening was Dena Riso, AuD, ’07.

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