Published on June 30, 2021

Fikes, King Receive Med Tech Scholarships

Mary Margaret FikesMickala KingTUPELO, Miss.—The Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi has awarded Mary Margaret Fikes of Amory and Mickala King of Baldwyn each a $600 scholarship in memory of Paul Hamblin, who served as director of North Mississippi Medical Center’s Pathology Department from 1961-1970.

Fikes graduated from Cleveland High School in 2014. She graduated from MSU in 2018 and will complete NMMC’s medical laboratory science program in August.

King graduated from Baldwyn High School in 2017. She will complete NMMC’s medical laboratory science program and graduate from Mississippi State University in August.

The Paul Hamblin Memorial Scholarship has been given annually since 1972. For more information on the NMMC Medical Laboratory Science Program, contact Lee Montgomery at (662) 377-3066 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375), or visit

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