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AMMC Auxiliary Awards Scholarships

Shay Willis June 15, 2015

The Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Auxiliary recently awarded seven $1,000 scholarships. To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in an education program within the medical profession and be in the beginning of their second year of education in the medical field by August 2015.

This year’s scholarships were awarded to:

·         Caroline Jarrett graduated from Greene County Tech High School in 2011 and graduated from Arkansas State University in May with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree. She is going to continue her education at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center where she will be working toward a Dual Doctorate Degree in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nursing and Family Practice Nursing.

·         Breanna Scott graduated from Crowley’s Ridge Academy in 2013. She currently attends Harding University in Searcy where she is working toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She works at AMMC as a Patient Care Tech (PCT) full-time during the summer and some during the school year.

·         Topper Killough graduated from Oak Grove High School in 1980. He attends Black River Technical College in Blytheville where he is working on an Associate Degree in Nursing. He will graduate in May of next year.  

·         Morgan Tripod graduated from Paragould High School in 2012. She is currently a student at Arkansas State University where she is majoring in Biology. She will graduate next year and plans to apply for Medical School.

·         Allison Hitt is a Greene County Tech graduate. She has a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion Degree from Arkansas State University as well as an Associate Degree in Nursing from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith (UAFS). She is a Certified Diabetes Educator at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and is currently working on her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at UAFS. She will then work to complete her Masters of Science in Nursing.

·         Shannon Gomer graduated from Greene County Tech High School and has both an Associates Degree and a Bacehlors Degree in Nursing from Arkansas State University. She is the Director of Education at AMMC. She is currently working toward a Master of Science Degree in Nursing, also through ASU.

·         Kylee Ridge graduated from Greene County Tech High School in May 2013. She is currently working on her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at Arkansas State University Newport. She looks forward to furthering her education and eventually complete a Masters Degree.

The AMMC Auxiliary has been awarding scholarships to students in the community for more than 40 years. The scholarship is a one-time award to any one recipient with the funds sent directly to the educational institution that the applicant attends at the time of registration.

For more information on how you can contribute to the AMMC Auxiliary Scholarship Fund, please contact 239-7000 and ask to speak to a member of the Auxiliary.