S&T student helps start non-profit organization

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On July 22, 2010

Robert Cornett is still in college, but that hasn’t stopped the Missouri University of Science and Technology senior from helping to start a non-profit organization on the side.

Cornett, an engineering management major from De Soto, Mo., has co-founded the Missouri Medical Assistance Program (MOMAP). The mission of the organization, which is based in Cuba, Mo., is to help people who have a demonstrated need for assistance with medical bills.

“Personal and professional growth don’t have to occur just in the classroom,” Cornett says.

MOMAP has hired a grant writer and is in the process of looking for case managers who will negotiate bills with collectors and work with insurance companies. The non-profit operation will be funded largely through federal and state grants.

Cornett is doing a lot of work to get MOMAP up and running, but he’s still got school to focus on too. After earning his bachelor’s degree at S&T, he plans to attend graduate school and to pursue a career in project management.

For more information on MOMAP, call 573-885-1003, email info@momap.org, or visit http://www.momap.org/.

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