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The White County Medical Foundation recently announced the 15 Foundation Scholarship recipients at the annual Auxiliary Awards Luncheon held recently in WCMC’s Hubach Conference Center. Recipients include (standing): Justin George, Easten Vernon and Darian Knight; and (seated) Peria Gipson, Michelle King and Elizabeth Garcia. Those not pictured include: Alexis Worsham, Allyson Ferren, Allisyn Stroupe, Chase Caple, Cassey Vanwinkle, Dustin Hodge, Megan Lewis and Brenna Rogers.
Students Seeking Healthcare Careers Receive Scholarships
The White County Medical Foundation recently announced the 15 Foundation Scholarship recipients at the annual Auxiliary Awards Luncheon held recently in WCMC’s Hubach Conference Center. Foundation Executive Director Cassandra Feltrop presented the scholarships to the students during the ceremony.
In awarding the scholarships, the Foundation sought students who plan to enter one of the many healthcare-related fields of study. The 15 Foundation scholarships were established as a memorial for a loved one, or in memory or in honor of individuals who made great contributions to medicine in White County. Funding for the scholarships is provided by the White County Medical Center Auxiliary each year.
“The WCMC Auxiliary is delighted to help provide opportunities for promising students to pursue a career in medical services,” said Auxiliary President Kathy Gammill. “We feel it is important to invest in these bright individuals in hopes that they will seek employment here in the future.”
Recipients of the scholarships included: Alexis Worsham, Mr. Michael Lynn Memorial Scholarship; Allyson Ferren, Ms. Thelma Quattlebaum Memorial Scholarship; Allisyn Stroupe, Dr. Thomas Formby Memorial Scholarship; Chase Caple, Mr. Charles Yingling Memorial Scholarship; Darian Knight, Mr. Houston Butler Scholarship; Elizabeth Garcia, Ms. Debbie Cantrell Memorial Scholarship; Justin George, Dr. Martin Hawkins Memorial Scholarship; and Peria Gipson, Ms. Juanita Morgan Memorial Scholarship, all from Searcy High School.
Also, Cassey Vanwinkle, White County Central High School, Mr. Roger Mill Memorial Scholarship; Dustin Hodge, Bradford High School, Mr. Albert Pilkington, Jr. Scholarship; Easten Vernon, Pangburn High School, Ms. Kandyce Muncy Memorial Scholarship; and Megan Lewis, Riverview High School, Mr. Floyd Holifield Memorial Scholarship.
White County Medical Center associates pursuing higher education who also received a scholarship included Brenna Rogers, Dr. Porter Rodgers, Jr. Scholarship; and, Michelle King, Mrs. Barbara Brown Memorial Scholarship.
The White County Medical Foundation Scholarship program is open to area high school seniors, as well as WCMC associates and children of associates, each spring.
ABOUT THE WHITE COUNTY MEDICAL FOUNDATION
The White County Medical Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit corporation that serves to provide support for White County Medical Center. Donations to the White County Medical Foundation provide WCMC with funding for renovations, state-of-the-art equipment and special projects to enhance patient care. The Foundation extends the mission of White County Medical Center to create a healthy community through medical excellence and compassionate care.