Carol McAllister and Christy Ewing are two individuals who significantly contribute to the education mission of the College of Medicine. As staff members in the Office of Minority Affairs, the two women take very active roles in assisting students, enhancing programs and supporting the assistant deans for minority affairs, Drs. Donna Parker and Kendall Campbell.
The Office for Educational Affairs will recognize McAllister and Ewing Monday, April 28 during the Annual Medical Education Week banquet.
“It is customary during Medical Education Week for the college to recognize members of the staff,” explained Kyle Rarey, Ph.D., interim senior associate dean for educational affairs. “We want to make sure everyone who plays a part in advancing medical education, the curriculum, the mission, is honored.”
McAllister, who lives on the outskirts of Gainesville near Brooker, is the office manager for minority affairs. She began her position in 2001.
“I make sure everything gets done and try to stay sane at the same time,” she joked.
Ewing, a mother of a 12-year-old son, has been in her job as a program assistant for three years. She helps coordinate the Heath Care Summer Institute each year, which will include 25 students this summer. High school students from underserved areas in north central Florida take part in the program, shadowing faculty members, working in medical labs and taking SAT prep courses.
The office also is planning the annual Minority Affairs Graduation Luncheon, held after medical graduation.