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GSW alumnus Dr. Kenneth Wurtz '75 endows biology scholarship at University

Kenneth Wurtz, M.D., endowed a biology scholarship recently at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) commemorating his time there as a student having graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

The Dr. Kenneth Wurtz Biology Scholarship, offered through the GSW Foundation, will provide financial support for students majoring in biology focusing on those who have progressed through introductory courses. The scholarship will be available beginning Fall 2022.

A native of Ellaville, Wurtz served in the United States Air Force as a corpsman during the Vietnam era prior to completing his undergraduate at Georgia Southwestern. He went on to earn a degree in medicine from the Medical College of Georgia in 1981 where he remained, completing a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in medical oncology in hematology. Wurtz has held clinical assistant professorships at the Medical College of South Carolina, East Carolina University, Vanderbilt University and the University of Missouri. He is now semi-retired and involved in cancer research and data analysis.

Pictured from left to right: Stephen Snyder, Executive Director of GSW Foundation; Kenneth Wurtz, M.D.; and GSW President Neal Weaver, Ph.D.