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CaroMont health honors scholarship recipients


CaroMont Health recently honored 34 scholarship recipients at the second annual CaroMont Health Foundation Scholarship Reception. These scholarships were made possible through the generosity of donors, and are managed by the CaroMont Health Foundation and CaroMont Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.

“We are so proud of these individuals for all their hard work and passion to excel,” said Mr. W. Barry Smith, CaroMont Health Foundation Chair. “These accomplishments represent a combination of academic achievement and leadership by these aspiring individuals.”

Six scholarships totaling nearly $164,000 will go to help support students careers in health care. Scholarship winners were chosen on various grounds, but are all well-rounded individuals who have demonstrated academic excellence, active community involvement and an interest in health care as a career focus. Earlier this year scholarship recipients underwent an application and interview process to award the scholarships. Funds will cover the cost of tuition and standard schooling fees. Any remaining money will go toward the cost of books for one academic year.

CaroMont Health 2013 Scholarship Recipients:

Wayne F. Shovelin Scholarship Fund
Catherine Campbell, Cherryville
Taylor Courtney, Dallas
Blair Gibson, Bessemer City
Kacee Griffin, Gastonia
Erica Marquard, Dallas
Andrew Nguyen, Belmont
Brittany Parker, Gastonia
Navreet Singh, Stanley

Mr. and Mrs. Joe R. Hudson Nursing Scholarship Fund
McKenzie Bolin, Shelby
Raymond T. Burr, Dallas
Sarah Carroll, Bessemer City
Tamisha Clemons, Shelby
Jaclyn Cloninger, Dallas
Todd Friday, Gastonia
Hannah Grigg, Vale
Maria Hernandez, Gastonia
Joan Merrill, Dallas

Logan Lingerfelt, Stanley

Teresa Pruett, Gastonia
Cora Robb, Gastonia
Kelsey Whitesides, Belmont

Lonnie and Rachel Waggoner Nursing Education Fund
Haley O’Brien, Stanley
Chelsea Ramsey, Gastonia
Sara Willis, Vale

H. Spurgeon Mackie, Jr. Scholarship Fund for Nursing and Allied Health Professions
Lyndsey Richard, Gastonia

Lee Bucci Professional Nursing Scholarship
Leann Richard, Gastonia
Gertrude Clinton Health Career Scholarship
Robert Arend, Gastonia
Hannah Broome, Gastonia
Toddy Friday, Gastonia
Barbara Gibson, Gastonia
Lee Nester, Lake Wylie
Andrew Nguyen, Belmont
Yvonne Nguyen, Belmont
Haley O’Brien, Stanley
Teresa Pruett, Gastonia
Kaylie Tram, Belmont
Ashley Triplett, Shelby
Erin Wilson, Gastonia


About CaroMont Health

CaroMont is an independent, not-for-profit healthcare system located in Gaston County, North Carolina. It is the county’s largest employer employing nearly 4,000 employees and is supported by a medical staff of more than 300 physicians. CaroMont is comprised of eight affiliates including Gaston Hospice and CaroMont Medical Group, 43 primary and specialty practices and its flagship facility, CaroMont Regional Medical Center (CRMC), a 435-bed magnet hospital for nursing excellence.

CaroMont is a viable health care entity that provides the community with high quality care at a minimal cost and is committed to ensuring that every man, woman and child in Gaston County is given every opportunity to live a happier and healthier life. CaroMont has been recognized for its quality and overall performance by the following experts:

  • Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals 2012
  • Top Performer in the Joint Commission Key Quality Measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical cal in 2010.
  • HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for 4 years in a row, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
  • A 2011 Top Performing Hospital for providing high quality, efficient care as a part of the Premier Healthcare Alliance QUEST program.

CaroMont Health is located at 2525 Court Drive in Gastonia, N.C., and can be reached at (704) 834-2000. Additional information is available at .