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February 10, 2014

SWGTC Foundation awards scholarships

THOMASVILLE — For Spring Semester 2014, which began Jan. 7, the Southwest Georgia Technical College (SWGTC) Foundation awarded 71 scholarships totaling more than $50,000 to SWGTC students. These funds assist students with education related costs such as tuition, clinical scrubs, dissection kits, books, and much more.

“The SWGTC Foundation is proud to offer so many scholarships each semester. Scholarships are only made available because of the generosity of our donors. We sincerely thank and appreciate each of you. Without you, many of our students would not be able to afford books, tuition, or program related supplies,” said Amy Maison, executive director of Institutional Advancement, Marketing and Public Relations.

The students who received scholarships included: Alison Acutt – Jump Start Professional Services Scholarship; Jennifer Alexander – William Howard Flowers & Maury Tice Flowers/Archbold Medical Center Scholarship and Growing Nurses Recruitment Scholarship; Lisa Baxter – Growing Nurses Recruitment Scholarship; Stephanie Baxter – William Howard Flowers & Maury Tice Flowers/Archbold Medical Center Scholarship; Kelly Beaty – Albert and Esther Thomson Scholarship and Kiwanis Club of Thomasville Scholarship; Stephanie Butler – Grady County Student Scholarship, Albert and Esther Thomson Scholarship, and Gap Scholarship; Sierra Campbell-Timberlake – Gap Scholarship; Tynise Cleveland – Grady County Student Scholarship; Sheketha Coleman – Jump Start Business Services Scholarship; Deborah Cooper – William Howard Flowers & Maury Tice Flowers/Archbold Medical Center Scholarship; Melvin Darby – Albert and Esther Thomson Scholarship; Rebecca Davis – Gap Scholarship; Hereath Ekanayake – William Howard Flowers & Maury Tice Flowers/Archbold Medical Center Scholarship and Growing Nurses Scholarship; Sherrell Fountain – Grady County Student Scholarship and William Howard Flowers & Maury Tice Flowers/Archbold Medical Center Scholarship; Amanda Frasier – Lillie Jackson Gregory Memorial Scholarship and Albert and Esther Thomson Scholarship; Kimberly Geiger – William Howard Flowers & Maury Tice Flowers/Archbold Medical Center Scholarship; Regina Girley – William Howard Flowers & Maury Tice Flowers/Archbold Medical Center Scholarship; Julia Gutierrez – William Howard Flowers & Maury Tice Flowers/Archbold Medical Center Scholarship; Leslie Hand – Kathryn Read Scholarship; Kenzi Harrison – Albert and Esther Thomson Scholarship; Kaitlyn High – Mitchell County Student Scholarship, Red Hills Radiology Scholarship, and Albert and Esther Thomson Scholarship; Audrey Hollis – Growing Nurses Recruitment Scholarship and William Howard Flowers & Maury Tice Flowers/Archbold Medical Center Scholarship; Margaret Huckeba – Gap Scholarship; Hilliary Hutchison – William Howard Flowers & Maury Tice Flowers/Archbold Medical Center Scholarship; Brandi Jackson – Gap Scholarship; Jennifer Losee – Gap Scholarship; Kalisha Martin – Growing Nurses Recruitment Scholarship, Jump Start Health Sciences Scholarship, and William Howard Flowers & Maury Tice Flowers/Archbold Medical Center Scholarship; Tim McConnell – Albert and Esther Thomson Scholarship; Jamilah McNish – Growing Nurses Recruitment Scholarship; Tammy Mitchell – Growing Nurses Recruitment Scholarship; Taylor Mitchell – Albert and Esther Thomson Scholarship; Denise Mitchell Johnson – Gap Scholarship and Albert and Esther Thomson Scholarship; Stephen Moore – John Deere Tech Scholarship; Kimberly Neighbors – Gap Scholarship and Mitchell County Student Scholarship; John Norton – John Deere Tech Scholarship; Olivia Oglesby – Kathryn Read Scholarship and Albert and Esther Thomson Scholarship; Sara Parramore – Mattox Veterinary Technology Scholarship; Tyler Reeves – John Deer Tech Scholarship; Isis Robinson – Jump Start Health Sciences Scholarship; Bridget Sangfield – Albert and Esther Thomson Scholarship and Phi Beta Lambda Scholarship; Shanna Sheppard – Growing Nurses Recruitment Scholarship and William Howard Flowers & Maury Tice Flowers/Archbold Medical Center Scholarship; Latecia Sheppard – Growing Nurses Recruitment Scholarship and William Howard Flowers & Maury Tice Flowers/Archbold Medical Center Scholarship; Bethany Tadpole – Growing Nurses Recruitment Scholarship and William Howard Flowers & Maury Tice Flowers/Archbold Medical Center Scholarship; Ermely Thermidor – William Howard Flowers & Maury Tice Flowers/Archbold Medical Center Scholarship; Ron Tillman – Non-Traditional Student Scholarship; Samantha Tyler – Grady County Student Scholarship and Albert and Esther Thomson Scholarship; Sarah Warmack – Early Childhood Care and Education Scholarship; Amy Webb – Kathryn Read Scholarship and William Howard Flowers & Maury Tice Flowers/Archbold Medical Center Scholarship; Tammy Williams – Grady County Student Scholarship and Gap Scholarship.

The SWGTC Foundation is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to promote the cause of higher education and expand educational opportunities to the students of SWGTC. The Foundation strives to create scholarships and endowments and assist in the financing of capital improvements and other College-related expenses. A few of the scholarships offered and awarded this semester were the Growing Nurses Recruitment Scholarship, the Non-Traditional Student Scholarship, and the Lillie Jackson Gregory Memorial Scholarship.

The Growing Nurses Recruitment Scholarship was developed by SWGTC and Archbold Memorial Hospital. Their goal was to attract more students to the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program in order to help alleviate the critical shortage of nurses locally, regionally, and nationwide. Ten $1000 scholarships were awarded for Spring Semester 2014 to deserving students. Each recipient desires a career in nursing and is committed to completing the ASN program.

The Non-Traditional Scholarship was established to encourage enrollment in and completion of a technical certificate of credit, diploma, or degree in a field typically considered gender-specific. Non-traditional occupations are careers in which less than 25 percent of a gender is represented in the workforce. These careers often pay higher salaries, include challenging work, offer opportunities to develop new skills, and possess the possibility of advancement potential.

The Lillie Jackson Gregory Memorial Scholarship was established in 2011 in memory of a beloved faculty member at SWGTC. Lillie Jackson Gregory served as the Clinical Coordinator for the Radiologic Technology program at SWGTC for 23 years before losing her battle with cancer. To honor her memory and her service to SWGTC and the Radiography profession, this scholarship was established in her name with generous donations from family, friends, colleagues and others whose lives she touched. Rising seniors enrolling in the Radiologic Technology degree program are eligible to receive this scholarship.

For more information on scholarships, how to give, and how to apply, please visit our website at www.southwestgatech.edu/swgtcscholarships or contact the Institutional Advancement Office at (229) 227-2415.

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