GHC Scholarship Recipients Celebrated
Georgia Highlands College hosted its annual spring reception on April 14 to honor both scholarship recipients and donors at the Floyd campus. The college foundation made 70 awards totaling $65,000 for 62 students, 18 of which were given to nursing students. There are five newly established scholarships that will be awarded next year: the Bobby Lee Cook Scholarship, announced at the college’s 40th anniversary gala; the James D. Maddox Memorial Scholarship, established and named after a founder of the college and the father of Rebecca Maddox, director and associate professor of nursing ; the Summerville High School Alumni Association Scholarship; the Sandy Mayson Memorial Scholarship, established in honor of President Randy Pierce’s sister; and the Esserman Levin Fund for Social Justice Scholarship.
Scholarship recipients received the award for the current 2010-2011 academic year.
Abernathy Family and D. Howard Nursing Education Scholarship (new award this year)
Adams Criminal Justice Scholarship
Bartow County Service Scholarship
Belen Dizon-Nora Nursing Scholarship
Cathryn E. Bloomfield Dental Hygiene Scholarship
Lovie Borchardt Memorial Scholarship
Carol Callahan Scholarship
Carlin-Routledge Nursing Scholarship
Chiaha Guild of Arts and Crafts Scholarship
Jim and Ida Cook Study Abroad Scholarship
Felicia Claxton Memorial Scholarship (new award this year)
Georgia Appalachian Center for Higher Education At-Promise Scholarship
GHC Foundation Scholarship
Vernon and Gaynelle Grizzard Scholarship
Junior Service League Nursing Scholarship
Leslie J. Henderson Nursing Scholarship (new award this year)
David W. McCorkle National Creative Society Scholarship
GHC Non-Traditional Scholarship
O. Corey Rickard
The Paulding Business Association Scholarship (new award this year)
Regents Foundation Scholarship
The Jim and Leatha Richie Scholarship (new award this year)
Colin W. Shanahan Scholarship
Jerry W. Shelton Scholarship (new award this year)
Wesley C. Walraven Sr. Academic Scholarship
Betty R. Wollstein Nursing Schiolarship
Also attending the reception were donors, families of and those whose names were on the scholarships:
- Jon and Gail Bloomfield attended with their daughters Cynthia Elsberry (who teaches at GHC-Marietta) and Becky Bloomfield in memory of their third daughter Cathryn E. Bloomfield. Cathy was a dental hygiene student in 1993 and died of cancer in 1994.
- Susan Claxton, who teaches human services at the Floyd campus, attended to see the recipient of the first scholarship award in memory of her daughter Felicia, who died of heart disease.
- Ed Henderson, whose wife Leslie was a revered member of the nursing faculty and passed away in March, also saw the first award of the Leslie J. Henderson Nursing Scholarship.
- Steve Edwards, former chair of the Georgia Highlands College Foundation Board of Trustees, attended to witness the initial award of the Jim and Leatha Richie Scholarship. Edwards was instrumental in creating the scholarship. The Richies, who owned and ran a retail store in Summerville, were influential mentors to him in his youth.
- Jerry Shelton, a retired faculty member who funded the Jerry W. Sheltons Scholarship, also saw its first award this year and attended the reception.
- Betty Wollstein, a former nurse, and her daughter Helene Wollstein, were there to honor the recipient of the Betty R. Wollstein Nursing Scholarship.
Chief Advancement Officer John Southwood said, "Our scholarship program continues to experience significant growth as donors see the value of changing student's lives. We're very proud of the support we have received for this most worthwhile program."