The CaroMont Health Foundation and the CaroMont Regional Medical Center
Auxiliary will present more than $150,000 in college scholarships this
evening at a reception at CaroMont Regional Medical Center.
“CaroMont Health has a long and exciting history of providing scholarship
assistance to students studying for health care careers,” said Debbie
Windley, CaroMont Health Foundation Director. “We are thrilled to
be able to recognize and encourage the academic pursuits of more than
50 students this year who plan to receive initial or advanced degrees
in a variety of health-related programs.”
Funding for the CaroMont Health Foundation scholarships is provided through
five scholarship programs administered through the Foundation.
The Wayne Shovelin Scholarship was established in 2009 by the Duke Kimbrell family in honor of Shovelin’s
many contributions to CaroMont Health, including his 23 years as President
and CEO of the organization. This year’s recipients of the Wayne
F. Shovelin Scholarship are: Catherine Campbell, Taylor Courtney, Blair
Gibson, Kacee Griffin, Erica Marquard, Andrew Nguyen, Brittany Parker
and Navreet Singh.
The Mr. and Mrs. Joe R. Hudson Nursing Scholarship was established in 1974 to support students and help staff the new CaroMont
Regional Medical Center at that time. Awards from this scholarship loan
program are given based on organizational needs, scholastics and acceptance
into nursing programs for area students. Recipients of the Hudson Scholarship
are: Angela Black, Tamisha Clemons, Kristina Garmon, Elizabeth Haynes,
Suzanne Howell, Brittany Lutz, Susan Murphy, Haley O’Brien, Shasta
Pruitt, Cora Robb, Julie Scott, Maelia Stamey, Daphney Tench, Ashley Triplett
and Sara Willis.
The H. Spurgeon Mackie, Jr. Scholarship was established in 2006 in honor of H. Spurgeon Mackie, Jr., upon his retirement
from Wachovia Bank. This year’s recipients of the Mackie Scholarship are:
Taylor Bailey, Allison Cauthen, Kristen Lahm, Logan Lingerfelt, Josie Lucas,
Taylor McEntire, Lyndsay Richard, Bethany Sawyer, Austin Toney and Makayla Wykle.
The Lonnie and Rachel Waggoner Nursing Education Scholarship is a permanent endowment established in 2005. Awards from this scholarship
fund are given to students seeking an accredited degree in the field of
nursing. Recipients of the Waggoner Scholarship this year are as follows:
Lauren Biggers, Catherine Bynum and Shay Sommer.
Funding for the CaroMont Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is provided through
The Gertrude Clinton Health
Career Scholarship Fund. Mrs. Clinton served as Gaston County Social Services Director, CaroMont
Regional Personnel Director and Auxiliary President. Mrs. Clinton was
also a founding member of the hospital auxiliary. This year’s recipients
of the Clinton Scholarship are: Jon Arrowood, Lauren Biggers, Angie Black,
Hannah Broome, Shallie Bryant, Tamisha Clemons, Jalyn Gamble, Elizabeth
Haynes, Kristen Lahm, Deidre Lemon, Tristy Love, Josie Lucas, Taylor McEntire,
Andrew Nguyen, Yvonne Nguyen, Haley O’Brien, Shasta Pruitt, Natalie
Schrader, Elizabeth Scronce, Deven Smirz, Maelia Stamey, Austin Toney,
Ashley Triplett, Jessica Weathers, Kelsey Whitesides, Sara Willis and