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Gillette to Direct Cadet Clinic

Missouri Military Academy cadets will see a new face in the Cadet Clinic this school year.

School officials have added Lawanah Gillette as the Academy’s Director of Health Services.  She will manage the Cadet Clinic and act as head registered nurse on campus.  She will also assist Academy physician Dr. Joseph Fugaro.

Mrs. Gillette acquired a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Truman State University.  She has extensive experience serving others in a medical environment, including as a home consultant nurse, administrator, and director of nursing for a nursing home.  She has also treated hospital patients in addition to patients at home.

MMA Mourns Loss of Former Physician Ekern

Missouri Military Academy is sad to learn of the passing of longtime school physician Peter Ekern.  Dr. Ekern performed his duties as the MMA physician from 1969 until 2011, dedicating over 40 years of service to the school.  He died at the Audrain Medical Center early Thursday, June 28.  A memorial service will be held Monday, July 2 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Mexico.

To pass along your sympathies, you can click on the link here: pickeringfh.com

Dr. H. Peter Ekern, M.D. treated cadets at MMA for over 40 years.  He is shown above with Mrs. Velma Stalcup, head nurse at the Cadet Hospital at the time.