The Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Foundation has announced Xavion Neal as the Stephen Ellis Memorial Scholarship recipient for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Neal, a Coffeyville native, recently graduated from Field Kindley High School and plans to attend Coffeyville Community College in the fall. After CCC, Neal plans to continue his education at the University of Kansas and then Medical School where he plans to specialize in cardiothoracic surgery.
“Growing up I’ve always had an interest in helping people,” said Neal. “I enjoyed my biology class.”
Neal is no stranger to the hospital, he has spent time shadowing CRMC General Surgeons Aaron Russell, MD and Michelle McGurik, MD and is looking forward to coming back in the fall to spend more time in the Operating Room.
In his spare time, Neal likes being outside, drawing and playing Apex Legends.
The Dr. Stephen Ellis Memorial Scholarship was established in 1985 through gifts made by Dr. Ellis’ family, friends and colleagues to honor his memory. Dr. Ellis was a long-time Coffeyville physician who dedicated his life to enhancing the status of the health and education of the people of Coffeyville. Through this memorial scholarship the giving spirit Dr. Ellis continues to provide care for the people of Coffeyville.