A.T. Still University (ATSU) was named the recipient of the Distinguished Corporation Award at Truman State University’s Foundation Banquet, Saturday, April 13. ATSU received the honor in recognition of its long history of collaboration with Truman State University and its students. Norman Gevitz,
“Both Truman and ATSU are united in producing competent, caring, and compassionate graduates,” said Dr. Gevitz. “We at ATSU look forward to continuing our close and enduring ties with Truman.”
The Distinguished Corporation/Foundation Award recognizes corporations, foundations, and organizations for exemplary support to Truman State University and its students. Examples of collaborative efforts include financial support, recruitment of interns and graduates, participation in lectures and seminars, intellectual exchanges, and research alliances.
Many collaborations have helped solidify the relationship between the two universities. For example, ATSU has partnered with Truman to develop twin online master’s degrees in school counseling and mental health counseling. The Interprofessional Healthcare Program, which creates opportunities for nursing, health, and communication disorders students, is coordinated with ATSU for the experience of interprofessional healthcare education. Another partnership, the Pre-Med/Med Accelerated Track Program, also known as the “3+4” program, allows students to enter ATSU’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine after three years at Truman which enables students to complete their osteopathic medical degree within seven years. A related program, the Still Scholars Early Acceptance Program, is also designed to provide admission opportunities to outstanding students who aspire to become osteopathic physicians.