Dr. Mark Wiggins is one of the five 2022 recipients of the Emerging Young Alumni Award at Arkansas State University.
Individuals designated as Emerging Young Alumni are those who, through their personal participation, have made significant contributions to A-State, their profession or their community.
Dr. Wiggins earned a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish in 2007 before completing Air Force Officer Training School. After graduation from UAMS College of Medicine in 2011, Capt. Wiggins completed a residency in family medicine at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., in 2014, and was assigned as a C-130J flight surgeon at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
Capt. Wiggins deployed to Niamey, Niger, and was awarded Flight Surgeon of the Year for U.S. Air Forces in Europe in 2016, He promoted to major and was assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base, where he completed his service, earning an Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, and Air Force Meritorious Service Medal. Dr. Wiggins began practicing with St. Bernards First Care in Jonesboro and is a clinical preceptor for NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. He and his wife, Sandra, have three children.