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School of Science & Mathematics Dean Dr. Stan Baldwin Receives Honor

April 17, 2014

Mississippi College School of Science & Mathematics Dean Stan Baldwin is passionate about guiding students through classes on the Clinton campus and into the medical profession.

A dedicated professor of biological sciences and former department chairman, Dr. Baldwin is one of the primary reasons so many MC graduates enter medical and dental schools each year.

Last fall, there were 120 Mississippi College graduates enrolling at medical schools around the nation. For decades, there’s been a growing pipeline of MC alums enrolled at medical and dental schools at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

At an early April meeting of incoming Mississippi College students, Dr. Steven Case, director of admissions at the University of Mississippi Medical School, saluted Dr. Baldwin’s splendid career as an educator. The UMMC administrator presented him with an award recognizing his many achievements at Mississippi College.

“I am humbled by this unexpected award,’’ Baldwin said Thursday. “It has been and continues to be my pleasure to support the outstanding medical school at UMMC.’’

Dr. Baldwin also serves as an adjunct professor of neuroscience and anatomy at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. In addition, he’s among the founding fathers of Mississippi College’s physician assistant program that’s unique in the Magnolia State. The two and one-half year graduate degree prepares medical professionals to work under the supervision of physicians. It is a fast-growing field around the USA.

While his background is neuroanatomy, Dr. Baldwin has a DNA deeply committed to seeing students becoming success stories at medical and dental schools.

More than 230 graduate students from across the USA and Canada enroll at MC each year to receive master’s degrees in medical sciences to prepare them for medical and dental schools. Dr. Baldwin is among the leading architects of the graduate program. They come each year from more than 100 undergraduate institutions, including Johns Hopkins, California Berkeley and Harvard.

The Mississippi College undergraduates and graduate students work hard in a 22,000-square foot medical sciences building on College Street. It’s equipped with histology and cadaver labs, the latest research facilities, modern classrooms and much more. The state-of-the-art building opened in Fall 2012.

MC President Lee Royce joins colleagues saying the latest honor for Dr. Baldwin is well-deserved for one of the Christian university’s stellar academic leaders.

Photo: University of Medical Center School of Medicine admissions director Dr. Steven Case and Dr. Stan Baldwin