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Friends and alumni to be honored at AOA Convention in New Orleans

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) and the Kirksville Osteopathic Alumni Association (KOAA) will honor several individuals at their annual meeting which will be held in conjunction with the American Osteopathic Association Convention in New Orleans on November 2.

Each year, the KOAA recognizes outstanding alumni and friends with various awards. “The individuals honored ensure the continued reputation of excellence at our University,” said the KOAA Board of Directors President Jeff Summe, D.O. “At the same time, these individuals set a high standard for the aspiration and goals of KCOM. We are proud to honor their leadership, service, and commitment.”

The Alumnus of the Year Award, established in 1982, recognizes graduates who have made outstanding contributions to the College and the osteopathic profession. Wilbur Hill, D.O., ’51, of Liberty, Mo., is the 2009 Alumnus of the Year.

The Living Tribute Award was established in 1969 and honors outstanding ATSU-KCOM faculty and administration. Margaret Wilson, D.O., ’82, chair of community/family medicine, is the 2009 Living Tribute Award recipient. To date, 35 distinguished individuals have received this award.

The Distinguished Service Award, established in 1991, recognizes alumni and friends who have provided outstanding service and/or financial support to ATSU-KCOM. The 2009 honorees are Larry Wickless, D.O., ’67, AOA president; and Richard Cenedella, Ph.D, biochemistry professor at ATSU-KCOM.

The Honorary KOAA Membership was established in 1948 to recognize individuals who rendered meritorious service to osteopathic education. The 2008 honorees being honored at this year’s convention are Dean Maag, Academic Technologies director; Norine Eitel, Sponsored Programs director; Steve Jorden, Student Financial Services director; and Ruth Chronister, Pharmacology executive secretary.

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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. (Oct. 14, 2008 ) A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) and the Kirksville Osteopathic Alumni Association (KOAA) will honor several individuals at their annual meeting which will be held in conjunction with the American Osteopathic Association Convention in Las Vegas on October 27.

Each year, the KOAA recognizes outstanding alumni and friends with various awards. “The individuals honored ensure the continued reputation of excellence at our University,” said the KOAA Board of Directors. “At the same time, these individuals set a high standard for the aspiration and goals of KCOM. We are proud to honor their leadership, service, and commitment.”

The Alumnus of the Year Award, established in 1982, recognizes graduates who have made outstanding contributions to the College and the osteopathic profession. Robert Kromer, D.O., ’52, of Longboat Key, Fla., is the 2008 Alumnus of the Year.

The Living Tribute Award was established in 1969 and honors outstanding faculty and administration. ATSU’s Arizona Campus Provost Craig M. Phelps, D.O., FAOASM, ’84, of Scottsdale, Ariz., is the 2008 Living Tribute Award recipient.

The Distinguished Service Award, established in 1991, recognizes alumni and friends who have provided outstanding service and/or financial support to ATSU-KCOM. The 2008 honorees are Lex C. Towns, Ph.D., of Yakima, Wash., and Roland P. Sharp, D.O., ’43, of Marlinton, W. Va.

The Honorary KOAA Membership was established in 1948 to recognize individuals who rendered meritorious service to osteopathic education. The 2008 honorees are Doug Wood, D.O., Ph.D., of Mesa, Ariz.; Brian Degenhardt, D.O., of Ridgway, Colo.; Fanchon “Fancy” Funk, Ed.D., of Tallahassee, Fla.; and Robert Basham of Kirksville, Mo.

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