Dr. and Mrs. Roger Hiatt have provided funding that has established a pre-med scholarship in the College of
Arts & Sciences. As members of the Dean's Advisory Board and active community volunteers,
the Hiatts have generously given their time, talent, and continued dedication to education
and building community.
As a graduate of the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, a veteran of the Korean
war, student of the University of Memphis, University of California at Berkely, Brigham
Young University in Provo, UT, and graduate of the University of Tennessee Medical
School, Dr. Hiatt leads a full life. He has been a professor, chairman, president
of the Brigham Young Unviersity Academy of Medicicne, missionary with medical service
for the LDS Church in the Philippines and the southeast United States including the
Caribbean. He is a lifelong volunteer, a husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
It is no wonder that he received the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Memphis Business
Journal in 2006.
His position on the Dean's Advisory Board of the College of Arts & Sciences lead him
to the pre-health committee where he continues to serve as a mentor and volunteer.
His family established an endowment for the College of Arts & Sciences which supports
an annual Pre-Health Sciences Day that attracts pre-health science students in the
Dr. Hiatt says that he became aware that the road he had traveled was not unusual
and that students have great needs in counseling and financial assistance. "For this
reason I have decided to establish a pre-medical scholarship fund that would help
students while they were taking their pre-medical training at the University of Memphis….I
still feel that working as I did part time in many areas was one of the proper ways
to appreciate the opportunities of being in the science field particularly in medicine.
It is hoped that this scholarship would be of value to qualified students for many
years to encourage them in medicine as a career."
An incredible life and an incredible legacy!
Thank you Dr. and Mrs. Hiatt and your entire family for your continued dedication