August 25, 2010 - Memory Kashumba of St. Petersburg, Fla., has been named the Student D.O. for the month of August at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tenn. Kashumba is a second-year osteopathic medical student at LMU-DCOM.

The Student D.O. of the Month is a program of the LMU-DCOM Student Government Association (SGA) and is designed to recognize an outstanding first- or second-year student. Among the criteria examined for the honor are involvement in LMU-DCOM, leadership skills, community service, class attendance, initiative, attitude and professionalism. Nominations are made to the SGA and voted on by the officers.

Kashumba worked as a registered nurse prior to entering medical school. She is second vice president of the LMU-DCOM Health Equity Club and serves as a peer tutor for her classmates. Kashumba received her undergraduate degree from St. Petersburg College in Tarpon Springs, Fla. She is the daughter of Philip and Agnes Kashumba.

The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide healthcare in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7082, e-mail, or visit us online at

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Caption: Memory Kashumba.

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