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Bob Moore (left) & Jack Magruder, Ed.D. (right)

Bob Moore (left) & Jack Magruder, Ed.D. (right)

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (2-26-09) – In recognition of Northeast Regional Medical Center’s (NRMC) long-time support of A.T. Still University (ATSU), ATSU President Jack Magruder presented NRMC Chief Executive Officer Robert J. “Bob” Moore with the Diplomat Award ($50,000-$99,000 lifetime giving) on February 25 at the hospital.

“We are thankful for the partnership [between ATSU and NRMC] and the wonderful contribution from NRMC,” President Magruder said.

The majority of NRMC’s giving results from a $50,000 pledge to the University in 2004 during the Community Campaign for building ATSU’s Connell Information Technologies Center (CITC). NRMC’s pledge was completed in May 2007. With NRMC’s support, the $12.5-million CITC held its open house in September 2007.

In February 2008, Associate Director of Development Jodie O’Brien presented Moore and NRMC with the Distinguished Patron Award ($25,000-$49,000 lifetime giving).

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KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (Nov. 1, 2008 ) A.T. Still University and Northeast Regional Medical Center have partnered with the American Heart Association in the fight against heart disease as co-presenting sponsors of the 2008 Rhapsody in Red Heart Gala to be held November 8 at ATSU’s Connell Information Technologies Center, Blumenthal Clinical Osteopathic Skills Lab.

A red tie affair, the gala will bring together members of the community, local businesses, and heart survivors in support of the American Heart Association, with all proceeds benefitting the AHA. “This event is a great way to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke,” said American Heart Association Representative Rebecca Collier. “Cardiovascular disease and stroke are the number-one cause of death in America.”

The gala promises to be a fun and exciting celebration of life, with the evening’s events to include a silent and live auction, dinner, dancing, live music, and a tribute to local heart survivors. Lisa Archer, RN, BSN, quality improvement coordinator at NRMC and chair of the Rhapsody in Red Heart Gala executive committee, has been planning the inaugural event for more than a year. “It has been a labor of love,” Archer said, “and we are excited to present this event in honor of the survivors and to contribute what we can to the cause.”

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Robert Kromer

Robert Kromer, D.O.

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (Oct. 14, 2008 ) – Long before his nomination as the 2008 Kirksville Osteopathic Alumni Association (KOAA) Alumnus of the Year, Robert J. Kromer, D.O., FACOFP, ’52, was just a college student hitching a ride to Sandusky, Ohio, with a stranger. That ride, recalls Dr. Kromer, was a journey that changed the course of his life, because that stranger was a Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM) alumnus who enthusiastically shared the osteopathic profession and principles with the young student.

Inspired by his new friend, the student rededicated himself to his dream of becoming a physician and eventually graduated from KCOM in 1952. After 41 years in general practice, Dr. Kromer is now retired and living in Longboat Key, Fla.

A phenomenal lifetime advocate of KCOM, Dr. Kromer is supportive not only with his financial gifts, but also his time and talents. He served on A.T. Still University’s (ATSU) Board of Trustees and on several occasions assisted in the identification and cultivation of significant donors for the University. In 2005, Dr. Kromer completed a major gift to ATSU’s Connell Information Technologies Center, naming the Connell Center’s Mylander-Kromer Courtyard Garden. Dr. Kromer’s gifts have supported the KOAA Educational Program Fund, Alumnus of the Year, and the Museum Endowment. He has also supported the National Center for Osteopathic Research and the Mylander Student Loan Fund.

Dr. Kromer will be recognized for his record of service to the osteopathic profession and alma mater at KOAA’s annual Luncheon and Assembly Meeting held in conjunction with the American Osteopathic Association Convention in Las Vegas on October 27.

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KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (Apr. 18, 2008 ) – A.T. Still University Acting President Jack Magruder, together with ATSU Board of Trustees Chair Steve A. Kardos, D.O., and Board member Pete Detweiler, hosted a special presentation and community dinner and discussion at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine on April 17.

Community partners attended by special invitation and were greeted by Acting President Magruder and his wife, Sue, Dr. Kardos, and Mr. Detweiler in KCOM’s Connell Information Technologies Center. During an address by Dr. Kardos, nearly 100 attendees heard his message loud and clear, “ATSU is here to stay.”

Dr. Kardos, a 1964 graduate of KCOM, also shared with the evening’s attendees healthcare data from ATSU, Truman State University, and the Kirksville School District’s employee population, noting insufficiencies in many areas of each population’s preventative healthcare. “Last year’s statistics show only 18 percent of individuals with diabetes received a yearly eye exam. Eye care is extremely important to individuals managing diabetes,” Dr. Kardos said, adding that Kirksville is uniquely positioned to help itself reach 100 percent in all areas of preventative healthcare.

Last night’s dinner and discussion demonstrate ATSU’s continued commitment to the Kirksville community. Acting President Magruder echoed Dr. Kardos in his closing remarks, “ATSU is here to stay forever.”

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KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (Sept. 20, 2007) – A. T. Still University held its grand opening ceremony for the Connell Information Technologies Center (Connell Center) Thursday, September 20, 2007. Nearly 300 people including State Representative Rebecca McClanahan and Mayor Martha Rowe were in attendance at the event which included a traditional ribbon cutting and dinner.

 

The 55,748 square foot Connell Center is a high-tech medical education facility boasting a new osteopathic manipulative medicine laboratory with 100 patient tables; six human patient simulators; a wireless library with video-audio center and a student study complex. More than 80 miles of fiber optic cable were used in the building.

 

“Without the help and financial contributions from the citizens of Kirksville this $12 million state-of-the –art facility would not have been possible,” said President James J. McGovern, Ph.D.

 

The building of the Connell Center was a genuine partnership between the good citizens of Kirksville and ATSU. Kirksville residents contributed nearly $800,000 far exceeding the requirements of a generous matching grant from the Kresge Foundation.

 

“The high-tech equipment we will get to use in the Connell Center played a big role in my decision to attend ATSU,” said Christina Hirt, first year medical student.

“The Connell Center is a remarkable resource and a symbol of what can be accomplished when we all work together,” said President McGovern.

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