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WCU Hosts Reception for Miss Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Miss., October 25, 2013 - William Carey University hosted a reception for Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick on October 18 in the Asbury Administrative Center lobby. Rick recently completed her first year of medical school at the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM).

Rick, a Fulton native who won the title of Miss Mississippi in July, represented her state in the Miss America pageant held in Atlantic City on September 15. She was awarded one of the two new S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) scholarship awards and was also a Quality of Life finalist award for her platform, Full Plates, Healthy States, which focuses on ending child hunger. The Quality of Life Award is given to recognize contestants who excel in community service. In addition, Rick won a scholarship during the preliminaries for fitness and evening gown.

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Pictured are (left to right) Dr. John Jones, chair of osteopathic principles and practices and professor of clinical science at the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM), Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick, Dr. Richard Sloan, assistant professor of clinical sciences, OP&P, and family medicine at the WCUCOM, and Dr. Dennis Rau, Jr., assistant professor of clinical sciences, OP&P, and family medicine at the WCUCOM, at the reception for Miss Mississippi hosted by the WCUCOM October 18. Rick recently completed her first year of medical school at the WCUCOM.