PMH Auxiliary endows PCC scholarship
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.