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CaroMont Health Awards Nearly $200,000 in Scholarships

06-06-2017

CaroMont Health Awards Nearly $200,000 in Scholarships

Last month, the CaroMont Health Foundation and the CaroMont Regional Medical Center Auxiliary honored 64 recipients with almost $200,000 in scholarships. These scholarships included: the Lee Bucci Professional Nursing Scholarship, the Dr. Marty D’Amore Scholarship, the Mr. and Mrs. Joe R. Hudson Nursing Scholarship, the H. Sprugeon Mackie, Jr. Scholarship, the Wayne F. Shovelin Scholarship, the Lonnie and Rachel Waggoner Nursing Education Scholarship, the Team CaroMont Scholarship and the Gertrude Clinton Health Career Scholarship. The CaroMont Health Foundation awarded $128,500 to 47 scholarship recipients and the CaroMont Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, made up of adult and teenage volunteers, awarded 43 scholarships worth $65,000.

Lee Bucci Professional Nursing Scholarship

The Bucci Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 in honor of Lee Bucci, former 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.

Dr. Marty D’Amore Scholarship

The Dr. Marty D’Amore Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 following the death of Dr. D’Amore after a long battle with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). The fund was created and supported by donations from physicians and the medical community. Awards from this scholarship are given to students accepted or enrolled in an accredited Radiology Sciences program.

Amber Benfield is this year’s recipient of the Dr. Marty D’Amore Scholarship.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe R. Hudson Nursing Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hudson established the Hudson Scholarship in 1974, to support students and help staff the new Gaston Memorial Hospital. Awards from this scholarship loan program are given based on organizational needs, scholastics and acceptance into nursing professions for area students. Recipients have to sign a promissory note that they intend to become or remain an employee of CaroMont Health after completing their studies.

Recipients of the Joe R. Hudson Nursing Scholarship are: Shannon Branch, Janice Hill, Brandi Stewart Lee and Holly Williams.

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: Cheryl Aldridge, Sarah Bolynn, Ashley Brooks, Makayla Hayes, Marlena Heracklis, Amanda Johnson, Addison McElveen, Carissa McGinnis, Magan McMillan, Victoria Price, Jake Quinn and Detra Rice.

The Wayne F. Shovelin Scholarship

The Wayne F. Shovelin Scholarship was established in 2009 by the Duke Kimbrell family in honor of Wayne Shovelin’s many contributions to CaroMont Health, including his 23 years as President and CEO. Awards from this fund are given to a high school senior who has excelled academically, demonstrated strong leadership and community involvement and plans to major in a health-related field.

Recipients of the Wayne F. Shovelin Scholarship are: Maren East, Linnea Jurs and Bailey Thomasson.

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: Janasia Armstrong, Lauren Biggers, Catherine Bynum and Kelli Ferguson.

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: Lee Beard, Amber Benfield, Char Biamonte, Amanda Broome, Aimee Callahan, Carmen Cloninger, Amy Cody, Marzette Colon, Tammy Cozad, Glenda Crowell, Sandra Denison, Charlene Guffey, Donna Hamill, Chloe Herron, Milika Kasimi, Michelle Langford, Jennifer Mayes, Jay Nutter, William Parson, Misty Partin, Scott Rogers, Airiel Spencer, Andrea Turner 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: Janasia Armstrong, Taylor Bailey, Savannah Bartlett, Lauren Biggers, Sarah Bolynn, Shannon Branch, Ashley Brooks, Amanda Broome, Catherine Bynum, Aimee Callahan, Caroline Carpenter, Carmen Cloninger, Amy Cody, Marzette Colon, Abbey Connor, Glenda Crowell, Page East, Andie Ervay, Kelli Ferguson, Charlene Guffey, Marlena Heracklis, Chloe Herron, Janice Hill, Amanda Johnson, Josie Lucas, Jennifer Mayes, James McConnell, Addison McElveen, Carissa McGinnis, Jody Myers, Charlene N’Diaye, Jay Nutter, Misty Partin, Alyssa Pate, Sara Peeler, Victoria Price, Dillon Rhew, Elizabeth Scronce, Airiel Spencer, Brandi Steward Lee, Andrew Walker, Holly Williams and Jamie Wozniak.

Congratulations to all of the 2017 scholarship recipients!

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