September 6, 2013

Gordon Hospital Foundation awards scholarships

CALHOUN — Nine local nursing or allied health students are headed to college this fall thanks to some help from the Gordon Hospital Foundation Board.

According to Judy Jackson, director of development services for Gordon Hospital, a total of $7,500 was awarded to the students on various levels of distribution following a difficult application process.  

“The selection process was very difficult because all of the students were very impressive,” Jackson said. “I know they’ll be successful in their career paths, and we hope this scholarship will help alleviate some of their school expenses.”

Students receiving the scholarships this year are:

Kaycie R. DeFoor, a student at Armstrong Atlantic State University;

Cody M. Kuhn, a recent Sonoraville High School graduate attending Kennesaw State University;

Kaylee  M. Lajpop, a recent Gordon Central High School graduate attending Southern Adventist University;

Cassidy L. Magill, a recent Sonoraville High School graduate attending Dalton State College;

Sheila K. Miller, a student a Georgia Northwestern Technical College;

Lacey B. Mullinax, a recent Calhoun High School graduate, attending Gardner Webb University;

Jonathan R. Ochoa, a recent Gordon Central High School graduate attending Dalton State College;

Heather E. Vess, a recent Sonoraville High School graduate attending Kennesaw State University;

Christen L. Wilson, a student at Dalton State College;

The Gordon Hospital Foundation Board founded the scholarship program several years ago in hopes that it would help relieve the nursing shortage in the region. Each year, they award scholarships to several students that are currently attending or have already been accepted to a nursing or allied health school.

“Our goal is that this scholarship program will help encourage students to pursue a degree in the healthcare field, and will begin or continue their career in our hospital,” Jackson explained.

For more information on the scholarship program, please call Jackson at (706) 602-7800, extension 2318.


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