Nursing scholarship established for Shorter College students
August 19 - The Hospital Auxiliary at Floyd Medical Center has established a scholarship fund for Shorter College nursing students.
The Barbara Holden Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to one Shorter College nursing student on the basis of academic performance and financial need. The scholarship’s namesake was the founder of the Hospital Auxiliary at Floyd Medical Center.
“We are so grateful for Floyd Medical Center’s Hospital Auxiliary for providing this scholarship for our students,” said Dr. Vanice Roberts, dean of the Shorter College School of Nursing. “Their contribution will go a long way in helping a Shorter student reach their goal of attaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.”
The School of Nursing will begin its first nursing classes in the fall of 2010.
Shorter College President Harold Newman and School of Nursing Dean Vanice Roberts (far right) accept the Barbara Holden Memorial Scholarship from Floyd Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary members Nelle Watters and Andrea Moss.
Located inside the Coosa Medical Group Building at 20 Riverbend Drive, the school will be hosting an open house event for the public on Aug. 25, 2009. Tours and refreshments will start at 3 p.m., followed by an invocation from Shorter College Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Nelson Price at 4 p.m. An official administrative welcome and introduction of the nursing program will also be part of the open house agenda. Potential nurses will be able to meet with nursing school faculty for informal advisement from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. Tours of the facility and refreshments will again be offered from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.
“The grand opening marks a milestone in the progress of bringing a Baccalaureate Nursing Program to Northwest Georgia,” said Roberts. Currently, there are no other pre-licensure baccalaureate programs in this area.
Founded in 1873, Shorter College is a Christian college committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas, master’s level and undergraduate degree programs for working adults, online courses, and a vibrant intercollegiate athletic program. Shorter will transition to university status June 1, 2010. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.