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Published in CenterView on March 17, 2014

Taste of the U grosses $48,000 for UMMC Alliance

24th annual Taste of the U was held on February 22, at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center and grossed $48,000 for the UMMC Alliance.

Taste 2014 Award Winners

Overall Showmanship:
DIS “Ghostbusters”

Overall Showmanship First Runner Up:
Hospital Administration, “Taste of the Bayou.”

Children’s Choice & Overall Showmanship Second Runner Up:
UMMC Chinese Students and Scholars, “Happy and Healthy”

Best Taste:
Infection Prevention

Best Presentation:

Neurobiology and Behavior Research, “Walking Dead”

Heart Healthy:
School of Pharmacy, “Hard Rock Café”

People’s Choice:
Physical Facilities

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Photos from the Taste


Brooke Reynolds, 2nd year PT student

1 1/2 year old Alex Carter reached for a numbered duck to win a prize at the Swamp People table.

Standing, left, Todd Magum of presenting sponsor BancorpSouth presents the Dr. Fine Swine trophy to Steve Waite of DIS and the Ghostbusters crew.

Katie Williamson, PT student

Brooke Harris, PT student, right, with Francine Reynolds, artist/director New Stage Theater, and Taste Presentation Judge

Taste judges Maggie Wade, Grant Nooe, Dr. David Dzielak

UMMC Physical Facilities

Jack Mazurak, Melanie Lauderale

Infection Prevention receives the Best Taste Award from Todd Mangum.

Yi Pang and Gracie Lockwood

Caroline Zhou with the Taste of the U Children’s Choice Award

Dr. Michael Garrett, Swamp People