A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) students Autumn Graves, OMS II, and Mikaela Jennings, OMS II, were presented with the 2020 Dovin & Thorpe Women Leadership Endowment Award.
ATSU-KCOM Dean Margaret Wilson, DO, ’82, recognized the students Wednesday. The financial award is presented annually by the National Osteopathic Women Physicians Association (NOWPA) to first-year female students who have demonstrated an interest in women’s health issues and who actively promote the advancement of women.
Graves and Jennings, both NOWPA members, were selected based upon their past experiences and future commitment to women’s health, advocacy, and support.
The endowment was formed by estate gifts from Irma S. Dovin, DO, ’96, and Cecil C. Thorpe, DO, ’37, and his wife, Rita Thorpe. The total endowment fund was split to allow two scholarships to be awarded annually.