Medical School and PA Program honor Chancellor Wallace

BUIES CREEK, North Carolina – Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine and the College of Pharmacy & Health Science’s Physician Assistant Program celebrated Thanksgiving together at Leon Levine Hall on the CU Health Sciences Campus in Buies Creek.

The Thanksgiving luncheon opened with a surprise presentation of a crystal camel and white coat to Dr. Jerry M. Wallace, chancellor of the university and namesake of the medical school.
“Thank you for your vision, your selfless service and your inspiration,” said John M. Kauffman, dean of the medical school.

Dr. Kauffman and Dr. Tom Colletti, director of the PA program, were joined by student leaders from the medical school and PA program in sharing words of thanks with Dr. Wallace his leadership in creating the opportunity to have medical education in Campbell’s Christian environment with the mission of meeting the healthcare needs of rural and underserved communities of North Carolina and beyond.

“We have much to be grateful for as we are assembled here to celebrate Thanksgiving together, said Melissa Davies, 3rd year medical student on rotation in Region 2 with Cape Fear Valley Health.

 “Without the visionary leadership of Dr. Wallace and his tireless efforts to bring the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine to fruition, there would be a significant void on my list of things for which I am grateful…  Just as Dr. Wallace’s name is memorialized in the medical school’s official name, so his legacy of service, humility, integrity, and compassion will be memorialized in the medical practice of each and every doctor of osteopathic medicine produced by CUSOM.”