PMH Auxiliary endows PCC scholarship

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Pictured from left, are: front, Helen Gentry, Carolyn Williams, Dr. Eileen Mikat, Gay Foster-Wright, Mary Katherine Davis,  Mabel Cleveland, Linda Dixon, Addie Bradsher, Marilyn Chester, Edna Oakley, June Aiken, and Jo Mooney; second row, Danielle Millen, Clara Denny, Helen Hobgood, Mary Bridgeman, Laverne Hobgood, Ann Crews, Marion Oakley, Gracine Clayton, Sheila Holt, Barbara Monk, Stella Gill, and Dott Crews.   Auxiliary Members not pictured are:  Ruth Adams, Don Bingham, Barbara Carmichael, Wade Clayton, Kay Duncan, Madeline Earnest, Pete Flye, Annie Gentry, Marjorie Hetzel, Peggy O’Hara, Brenda Stanley, Helen Starr, Mildred Stone, Carol Tucker, Sue Wilkins, Marge Parker, Polly Wallace, and Pam Williams, Physician Liaison\Recruiter\Director of Volunteer Services. 

The Person Memorial Hospital (PMH) Auxiliary has donated $25,000 to the Piedmont Community College (PCC) Foundation to create a scholarship endowment. The scholarship will be used to assist two different groups: 1) students who are entering healthcare programs at PCC; or 2) PMH staff who are advancing their clinical health skills at PCC.

“As PMH Auxiliary members, we see every day the care, concern, and compassion that PMH staff show their patients,” said Jo Mooney, Auxiliary President. “Because of that, the Auxiliary wants to assist PMH staff members who would like to advance their education. The creation of the PCC endowment fund allows us to do that. We are so pleased to be able to support PMH staff and others who are preparing for healthcare careers.”

Half of the endowment earnings will be used to assist Associate Degree Nursing graduates each year with payment of their costs for taking the NCLEX-RN exam (National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse exam). 

The remaining earnings will fund annual scholarships for one or more students attending PCC. These students must enroll or plan to enroll in six or more credit hours each semester in a clinical-based medical program such as Certified Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy, Medical Assisting, or Healthcare Technology. The scholarship may be used to pay for tuition, fees, textbooks, and supplies directly related to the recipient’s program of study. The awards will be based on students’ financial need and potential to achieve established academic goals, with priority given to Person County residents.

“The PCC Foundation is grateful to the PMH Auxiliary for its generous donation,” said Tracy Harris, PCC Foundation chair. “This endowment will provide valuable financial support for PCC healthcare students and will benefit the patients they ultimately serve.”

The award to assist recent Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) students will be made by ADN faculty members at the PCC Nursing Pinning Ceremony each spring. The annual scholarship awards for non-graduating students will be made by the PCC Foundation Scholarship Committee.