Posted by Jean Gordon Cook
(JACKSON, Miss.) – Six Jackson State University B.S. biology graduates will start medical school in August to pursue their medical degrees and fulfill their lifelong dream to become medical doctors.
Kristen Crittle, a spring 2011 summa cum laude graduate and a native of Terry, Miss., and Movado Long, a spring 2010 magna cum laude graduate and native of Jackson, Miss., were both admitted to Meharry Medical College in Nashville.
Charnell Cain, a spring 2011 summa cum laude graduate and a native of Las Vegas, was admitted to the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn.
Antoinette Taylor, a spring 2011 magna cum laude graduate and a native of Coffeeville, Miss., was admitted to the School of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, in Jackson, Miss.
Lydia Patton of Houston, Texas, a spring 2011 graduate, was admitted to College of Medicine, International University of Nursing, St. Kitts.
Phillip Jenkins of Douglasville, Ga., (photo not available) an August 2010 magna cum laude graduate, was admitted to Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.
“I am very proud of our biology graduates,” said Dr. Greg Begonia, chairman and professor of the Department of Biology in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at JSU. “The admission of our outstanding graduates to these medical schools reflects the high quality education and service that we provide to our students during their matriculation at JSU.”