The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Cruces, New Mexico, has donated $100,000 to the El Paso Victims’ Education Fund—a scholarship fund for children of those shot and injured, or killed, on Aug. 3, 2019.

From left to right: Eric Pearson, President/CEO El Paso Community Foundation; Bob Wingo, BCOM Board of Trustees Member; Victoria Pineda, BCOM Director of Development; BCOM President John Humme; BCOM Dean Don Peska, DO; and BCOM medical student, Luis Zuniga (OMS-1).

EL PASO, Texas – In wake of the devastating El Paso shooting that left 22 dead on August 3, the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine(BCOM) is giving $100,000 to support future scholarships for children who were affected by the massacre.

The gift will go directly to the El Paso Community Foundation Victims’ Education Fund, which was established to provide tuition assistance and related expenses for university, college, trade or vocational school.

“We are deeply saddened about the tragic shooting in our sister city, El Paso,” says BCOM President, John Hummer. “With so many of our faculty, staff and students connected to El Paso — this truly hits close to home.”

Dozens of BCOM students, faculty and staff call El Paso home and regularly commute between Las Cruces, NM, and El Paso, TX.

“Our hearts are especially heavy for the children and teens who have lost a loved one,” Hummer says. “We hope this gift will help ease any future worries they have about their education; please know that the BCOM family is behind you and is here to help.”

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About the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine:

Located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) was established in 2013 to improve the health of the Southwestern U.S. and Northern Mexico. The four-year, private osteopathic medical school is student-centered, utilizing the latest medical education technologies and methods to ensure student success in all fields of medicine — from primary care to subspecialties like surgery, anesthesiology and emergency medicine. BCOM is a freestanding college located on the New Mexico State University campus. Learn more at bcomNM.org.