Maggie Blackburn (left) is director of rural health in the Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health. Gail Bellamy is director of the Center for Rural Health Research and Policy. Together they remind the College of Medicine that ‘rural’ is part of our mission statement. They deserve this recognition not only for what they do but for the way in which they do it, with great enthusiasm and dedication. Their passion is contagious. For example, when the newest Rural Track students were officially welcomed in Marianna, many faculty members from the College of Medicine were there -- and they didn't all have 'rural' in their titles. They realize the importance of rural medicine, thanks in part to Maggie and Gail.