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CaroMont Awards Nearly $200,000 in Scholarships

06-10-2016

CaroMont Health Foundation and CaroMont Regional Medical Center Announce Scholarship Winners

The CaroMont Health Foundation and the CaroMont Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recently honored 54 recipients of scholarships from six scholarship funds: the Lee Bucci Professional Nursing Scholarship, the CaroMont Health Foundation Scholarship, the H. Spurgeon Mackie, Jr. Scholarship, the Lonnie and Rachel Waggoner Nursing Education Fund Scholarship, the Team CaroMont Scholarship and the Gertrude Clinton Health Career Scholarship. The scholarships, which this year total more than $191,100 and provide tuition support for students and professionals who wish to have careers in health care, are another way CaroMont Health invests in building healthy and vibrant communities.

“Our scholarship recipients embody the values that CaroMont Health holds in high regard, including dedication, hard work and community service,” said Doug Luckett, President and CEO of CaroMont Health. “We are proud to help these individuals achieve their goals and hope their success will continue. Our investment in them, and in the community, is a reflection of our goal to provide benefit to the area we serve.”

The CaroMont Health Foundation awarded $127,400 to 35 scholarship recipients for the 2016-17 academic year. New this year is the Team CaroMont Scholarship, a scholarship made possible by the Team CaroMont employee giving campaign that will provide $14,000 to seven CaroMont Health employees. Additionally, the CaroMont Health Foundation voted to approve the use of funding from the Team CaroMont campaign Where the Need is Greatest designation to provide an additional $62,000 in scholarship funding to 22 recipients.

Forty individuals will receive $63,700 from the CaroMont Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. The Auxiliary is made up of 325 adult and teenage volunteers who donate nearly 30,000 service hours annually in more than 20 service areas located throughout the CaroMont Health system. The Auxiliary raises funds through two gift shops and multiple fundraisers to support health career-seeking students.

Lee Bucci Professional Nursing Scholarship

The Bucci Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 in honor of Lee Bucci, retiring Director of Gaston Hospice. This scholarship is awarded to a student seeking an accredited degree in the field of nursing (LPN, RN, or BSN), with special consideration given to the field of palliative care.

Charlene Guffey is this year’s recipient of the Lee Bucci Professional Nursing Scholarship.

CaroMont Health Foundation Scholarship

To meet this year’s need for additional scholarship funding, the CaroMont Health Foundation voted to approve the use of funding from the Team CaroMont employee campaign’s Where the Need is Greatest designation.

Recipients of the CaroMont Health Foundation Scholarship are: Stephanie Barker, Lee Beard, Christy Beaver, Donna Bolin, Amanda Broome, Kelly Carter, Haley Cline, Carmen Cloninger, Marzette Colon, Tammy Cozad, Buffy Dover, Charlene Guffey, Cristyn Harrison,
Hannah Merritt, Charity Moore, Pam Moss, Misty Partin, Sara Peeler, Amanda Pritchett,
Ashley Rhyne, Char Biamonte Stockl and Jessica Weathers.

The H. Spurgeon Mackie, Jr. Scholarship

The Mackie Scholarship was established in 2006 in honor of H. Spurgeon Mackie, Jr., a long-standing Board Member and friend of CaroMont Health, upon his retirement from Wachovia Bank. Awards from this scholarship program are given to students majoring or continuing their education in nursing and/or allied health professions.

Recipients of the H. Spurgeon Mackie, Jr. Scholarship are: Olivia Anderson, Marlena Heracklis and Victoria Price.

The Lonnie and Rachel Waggoner Nursing Education Scholarship

The Lonnie and Rachel Waggoner Nursing Education Scholarship is a permanent endowment established in 2005. Awards from this scholarship are given to students seeking an accredited degree in the field of nursing (LPN, RN or BSN).

Recipients of the Lonnie and Rachel Waggoner Nursing Education Scholarship are: Lauren Biggers, Catherine Bynum and Haley O’Brien.

Team CaroMont Scholarship

The Team CaroMont Scholarship was established in 2015 and funded by employee contributions to the Team CaroMont campaign. All applicants must be employees of CaroMont Health or one of its subsidiaries, and scholarship funds may be used for degree and select non-degree programs

Recipients of the Team CaroMont Scholarship are: Tammy Cozad, Christine Fogarty, Kim Gullstrand, Rebecca Jordan, Jay Nutter, Sonni Sly and Jamie Wozniak.

The Gertrude Clinton Health Career Scholarship Fund

The scholarship was established by the Gaston Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in 1971. Following Mrs. Gertrude Clinton’s death, the fund was changed to a scholarship in her memory. Mrs. Clinton served as Gaston County Social Services Director, Personnel Director for CaroMont Health, and was a founding member and President of the Gaston Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Recipients of the Gertrude Clinton Health Career Scholarship Fund are: Olivia Anderson,
Taylor Bailey, Stephanie Barker, Savannah Bartlett, McKenzie Bess, Lauren Biggers,
Amanda Broome, Hannah Broome, Tania Brown, Catherine Bynum, Kelly Carter, Tammy Cozad, Buffy Dover, Christine Fogarty, Kim Gullstrand, Cristyn Harrison, Marlena Heracklis, Shelby Hooper, Payton Humphrey, Lindsay Lee, Kristin Lewis, Josie Lucas, James McConnell, Addison McElveen, Macey McSwain, Hannah Merritt, Charity Moore, Pam Moss, Haley O’Brien, Sara Peeler, Amanda Pritchett, Dillon Rhew, Logan Runyon, Elizabeth Scronce, Sonni Sly, Austin Toney, Andrew Walker, Jessica Weathers, Jamie Wozniak and Makayla Wykle.

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