MCC nursing students receive scholarships
SCHOLARSHIPS Three Associate Degree Nursing students at Meridian Community College received scholarships for the 2002-2003 school year from Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. From the left are Jamie Martin, recipient of the Dr. Jefferson Hollingsworth Scholarship; Mark McPhail, chief executive officer of Jeff Anderson; Angela Lynn Boyd, recipient of the Dr. William Anderson Scholarship; Linda Todd, vice president of nursing at Jeff Anderson; Kelly Pugh, recipient of the "Billy" Gunn Scholarship; Mrs. Billy Gunn; Jan Farrington, Jeff Anderson board member; and Dr. Scott Elliott, president of MCC. Submitted photo.
By Steve Gillespie / staff writer
August 10, 2002
Three Meridian Community College associate degree nursing students recently received $2,100 scholarships underwritten by Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
The scholarships are awarded to students entering their sophomore year of study.
Jamie Martin, 23, of Stonewall, received the Dr. Jefferson Hollingsworth Scholarship; Angela Lynn Boyd, 46, of Meridian, received the Dr. William Anderson Scholarship; and Kelly Pugh, 20, of Louin, received the "Billy" Gunn Scholarship.
For 15 years the Hollingsworth and Anderson scholarships have been given to MCC nursing students. This was the first year for the Gunn scholarship to be awarded.
Scholarship recipients were chosen based on grades, ACT scores, clinical skills and MCC instructor evaluations and recommendations. The students also submitted an essay about why they chose nursing as a career.
MCC President Scott Elliott said 98 percent of graduates in the Associate Degree Nursing Program have advanced to receive national licenses since the program started in 1967.