Thursday, July 31, 2008
Con grats to Med student from Antioch earns scholarship
Submitted by GABRIELLE MAXEY • University of Memphis • July 30, 2008 Izuchukwu "Izu" Iwueke, son of Harrison and Dorathy Iwueke of Antioch, has been awarded a fellowship by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for the 2008-09 academic year. The University of Memphis alumnus will use the $5,000 fellowship to attend medical school this fall at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Iwueke earned a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Memphis in 2006. Since graduating, he has worked for Merck Pharmaceuticals and is currently doing cancer research and working at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. While at the University of Memphis, Iwueke received numerous awards, including the UNCF/Merck Fellowship and honorable mention for the celebrated Goldwater Scholarship. "I am very grateful to God for another award that is uplifting and positive," Iwueke said. "I am deeply humbled and honored. I have been blessed with a wonderful family, friends and great professors, and this award belongs to all of them." Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. It awards more than $800,000 annually to members and nonmembers for fellowships, undergraduate study and study-abroad scholarships.