The Applied Approach
Spring 2003 Vol. 1 No. 4 A newsletter for the School of Applied Sciences
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The Applied Approach is published twice a year by the School of Applied Sciences and The University of Mississippi Alumni Association. Production services are provided by the offices of Media and Public Relations and University Publications. For more information, contact: Sheila Dossett, Alumni Association, (662) 915-7375, sdossett@olemiss.edu.
UM grad finds true calling in cardiac rehab at Baptist Heart Care Center

Sherri DeLashmit knows a lot about hearts. She was following her own when she decided to leave Cape Girardeau, Missouri, for Marshall County in 1980.

"My sweetheart - now my husband - was transferred to Mississippi. So, I packed my things and transferred from Southeast Missouri State University to Oxford to finish my degree at The University of Mississippi." She and Reno DeLashmit married that year.

DeLashmit said she is glad she listened to her heart and, since then, she's made a career of encouraging others to listen to and take better care of their hearts as well.

"Mississippi has been good to me and I'm happy to be in a career that promotes healthy living and stresses the importance of a proper diet and exercise," she said.

Director of Cardiovascular Services for the Heart Care Center at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi since 1991, DeLashmit has dedicated her life to keeping the hearts of area residents strong. She said her UM degrees were essential to her career path in the health care profession.

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DeLashmit (right) with Megan Vann of Madison, a graduate assistant at the Heart Care Center, and Riley McMinn of Carrollton, an exercise science major and intern, also at the center.