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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

First NWCC student accepted into Rural Dentist program

Northwest Mississippi Community College student Kaitlin Coker of Charleston was recently accepted into the Mississippi Rural Dentist Scholarship Program. Coker is the first student from Northwest to achieve this honor.

Coker studied biology at Northwest and will transfer to the University of MIssissippi this fall, where she will major in biological sciences. Once she earns her bachelor’s degree, she will begin dental school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson.

“I found out about this program at a meeting with Wahnee Sherman, executive director of the Mississippi Rural Dentist Scholarship program. My teacher Robin Robison encouraged me to look into the program because he knew I was interested in dentistry,” Coker said.

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