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MORNING POINTE SCHOLARS and INTERNS

2018 Scholarships:

Ashland Community and Technical College – Practical Nursing

Bluegrass Community and Technical College – Practical Nursing

Columbia State Community College – Registered Nursing

Chattanooga State Community College – Registered Nursing

TN College of Applied Technology at Athens – Practical Nursing

TN College of Applied Technology at Jacksboro – Practical Nursing

Tusculum College – Registered Nursing

Brandy Cauthen, Columbia State Community College

Brandy Cauthen, nursing student at Columbia State Community College says the Morning Pointe Foundation Scholarship program helped her pay for her college costs so that she can focus on her studies rather than how to pay for it. She says the nurses who cared for her family inspired her to follow the nursing career path.
“My father had to be in the hospital when I was younger for a few extended periods of time and it was amazing how much the nurses helped him and also helped to brighten my family’s day,” she says. “I hope to be that to other people’s families.”

Brodie West, Tusculum College

Brodie West, practical nursing student, was named the recipient of the Morning Pointe Foundation Scholarship at Tusculum College. Brodie says her early exposure to the healthcare industry and the bonds she formed with seniors in long-term care inspired her to pursue a degree in nursing. Thanks to the Morning Pointe Foundation, West is able to focus on nursing school and come closer to her degree aspirations.

 


Erica Hays, Ashland Community and Technical College

Erica Hays, practical nursing student, received the first Morning Pointe Foundation Scholarship at Ashland Community and Technical College.
“The college is extremely grateful for the generosity of Morning Pointe in awarding a scholarship to one of our practical nursing students,” says Willie McCullough, Dean of Resource Development and External Affairs at ACTC. “We are committed to providing qualified nurses to meet the growing needs of the healthcare providers in our community.”

 


Anna Grace Lowry, Nursing Student

Anna Grace Lowry is the recipient of the tuition-based full-year scholarship for fall 2014. Lowry is a second-year nursing student from Pulaski, Tennessee, and she received the honor at a special ceremony at Chattanooga State “I’ve always had a keen interest in the senior healthcare field, but it wasn’t until I helped take care of my grandmother, who had Alzheimer’s, that I realized I truly belong in a nursing career,” Lowry said.  “I am so grateful to receive this scholarship. It allows me to focus solely on nursing.” In August of 2013, Lowry was accepted into the Chattanooga State School of Nursing, and is currently working toward her registered nursing license. While in school, Lowry works as a nurse technician for Siskin Hospital for Rehabilitation, providing care to the senior patients.  Lowry plans to continue in the medical field and hopes to receive her nurse practitioner license in the future.


Sierra Hall, Social Work Practicum Student

Morning Pointe of Lexington works closely with the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky to provide a practicum site for students. Amanda Patrick, Morning Pointe Life Enrichment Director, was the original practicum student under Liz Chappell, Executive Director and was hired full time in December 2012. After earning her Master’s Degree in Social Work, Amanda has lead 5 other students in UK practicum studies and hired one, Jessica Green, as the Life Enrichment Coordinator. Students in need of completing volunteer hours for the University of Kentucky can schedule special activities at Morning Pointe of Lexington. Recently resident’s Carol Fitzpatrick, Ruby Montgomery, Sierra Hall,  UK Practicum Student, Jean Wallace, and Nadie Steele made homemade dogs treats for the local animal shelter.


Rose Saturday, Nursing Student

Chattanooga State student, Rose Saturday, a second year nursing student from Hamilton County is the recipient of the tuition based full year scholarship for fall 2013. Saturday was selected from a dozen applicants and volunteered at The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Hixson as she began to acquaint herself with the care of seniors. “I still can hardly believe that I am the recipient of a full scholarship for my second year of the nursing program,” said Saturday. “I am so grateful for this amazing gift and the financial weight that has been lifted from my shoulders.”  Saturday completed her RN coursework and continued on to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner. “My passion is centered on nutrition and mental disorders, anything from Autism to Alzheimer’s and possibly bridging the two areas together,” said Saturday.

 


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