Dr. Ray Dixon Scholarship in Rural Health
Dr. Raymond W. Dixon recently established two scholarships for students majoring in Biological Science, Physiology, or Zoology in the Department of Integrative Biology at OSU. For the Dr. Ray Dixon Scholarship in Rural Health, students must have a 3.2 GPA minimum and come from a rural background. The scholarship is $1,250 and will be presented at the departmental spring banquet. Dr. Dixon received his B.S. in Physiology in 1967 from OSU and his MD at the University of Tennessee in 1971. After his residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee he completed three years of military service at Fort Riley, KS. He then opened a private practice (general and vascular surgery) in Coffeyville, KS and remained there for 13 years. Next, he joined the McAlester Clinic and Cancer Care Associates. He retired in 2000. Among his many prestigious staff appointments, he was Clinical Instructor at the Medical College in Wisconsin, Staff Surgeon at Irwin Army Hospital, Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Coffeyville Memorial Hospital, and a Field Liaison Physician with the Commission of Cancer – American College of Surgeons. Dr. Dixon and his wife Janice have five children (Ray, Cynthia, Randy, Patricia, and Curt) and 15 grandchildren.