MONROE — Morgan Eudy, 20, of Monroe has been selected as the first recipient of the William F. Morris, DO Scholarship presented by Campbell University. Eudy is part of the Class of 2022.
Morris was the founding chair of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at the University.
Shortly after retiring in 2015, he succumbed to cancer.
Faculty, staff, friends and the class of 2017 created the scholarship in his memory.
It recognizes students of academic excellence within the program, who serve as an OMM TA, “and/or demonstrate a willingness and ability to serve others,” according to Campbell University.
Eudy, a student doctor, received an undergraduate degree in athletic training from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Then, he served as a 2019-2020 OMM TA, treasurer for the Campbell University Community Care Clinic, and president of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Club in 2019.
“Being selected for the William F. Morris Scholarship is a huge honor, and I am very thankful for the financial support that this brings,” Eudy said. “Osteopathic manipulative medicine was one of the major reasons I applied to osteopathic medical schools and is an element of medical treatment I hope to one day incorporate into my patient care. Having the training and tools to treat the whole patient in a holistic manner was extremely important to me when I was applying to medical school and is what sets apart the osteopathic profession in my mind.”
Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine, North Carolina’s fifth medical school, founded in 2011, welcomed its inaugural class in August 2013. Campbell Medicine graduated the inaugural class in May 2017 and reports 100% residency placement for the Class of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
In addition to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, Campbell Medicine sponsors 19 Residency and Fellowship Programs at: Campbell University, Harnett Health, Cape Fear Valley Health, Southeastern Health, Sampson Regional Medical Center, and Conway Medical Center.