Delta State graduates Drs. Robert and Mary Elliott created the symposium to introduce Delta State students to doctors and scientists of international stature who can serve as role models.
The Elliotts founded the Elliott-Elliott-Head Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Center in Baton Rouge, La., one of the leading privately owned breast cancer research centers in the world.
The three-day event featured world-renowned speakers in the fields of medicine, research, and education and concluded with the Elliott Program of Excellence Recognition Luncheon keynoted by Cleveland Mayor Billy Nowell.
The recognition luncheon allows Dr. Robert Elliott and Dr. Mary C. Elliott, founders of the symposium, an opportunity to recognize and present awards for achievement to individuals and groups.