St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary announces 2011 health career scholarship winners

Published 8:35 am Thursday, August 4, 2011

St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary has announced this year’s scholarship awards:
Ashley Monk, a 2010 graduate of Polk County High School, has received a renewal of her St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary Katherine Kirby Nursing Scholarship through the Kirby Endowment Fund. Monk is attending Gardner-Webb University pursuing a career in nursing. Monk was also granted a St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship.
Students receiving renewals of St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary Scholarships were:
• Casey Collins, a 2008 Polk County High School graduate, who is continuing her nursing studies at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte
• Jordan Taylor, a 2008 Polk County High School graduate who is studying nursing at Gardner-Webb University
• Chelsea Burgess, a 2009 graduate of Polk County High School who is attending Wake Forest University, pursuing a degree in physical therapy
• Katarina Hernandez, a 2009 graduate of Polk County High School who is currently attending Isothermal Community College to prepare for further studies in nursing.
Scholarships were also awarded this year to Jane Leonard and Reba Williams, employees of St. Luke’s Hospital who received BSN degrees at Gardner-Webb University.
Jennifer Murray, a St. Luke’s Hospital employee, received scholarship assistance to attain a nursing degree at Blue Ridge Community College.
Additionally Patricia Daniel, a Tryon resident, was awarded a scholarship to study nursing at Blue Ridge Community College.
If you have questions about available scholarships or would like to become part of the St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary team, call Gayle Cook, St. Luke’s volunteer coordinator, at 828-894-0895.
– article submitted
by Jennifer Wilson

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