Drs. Mark Akerson and John Spence were named as recipients of the 2015 Tallahassee Regional Campus Mission Leadership Award. Drs. Akerson and Spence are Family Physicians who live in Marianna, Florida and practice at Panhandle Family Care. They have participated in teaching FSU College of Medicine students since the inaugural Rural Program student started there in 2006. They were introduced by Dr. Mitchell Whitehead (Class of 2014) and current M4 student, Amanda Gilbertsen, who were particularly influenced by them to pursue careers in Family Medicine. The awards were presented during the Annual Tallahassee Regional Campus All Faculty Meeting held August 25, 2015.