FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Barbara Fitos
Phone: (352) 804-0306
Angelica G. Muns Nursing Scholarships Awarded by
The Community Foundation for Ocala Marion County
Ocala, Fla 2/24/17 – The Community Foundation for Ocala Marion County is pleased to announce the Spring 2017 Angelica G. Muns Nursing Scholarship recipients. Two of our Fall 2016 recipients were eligible again for the recurring scholarships – Aleida Martinez and Kristie Navarro. Aleida will complete her Associates degree in Nursing at the College of Central FL in December 2017. Kristie completed her AS in Nursing in December 2016 and is now seeking her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of Central FL. Kristie is the recipient of the Therese V. McPherson Scholarship for nursing students who “bridge” programs toward an advanced nursing degree. This scholarship was established by Dr. Lon McPherson, former SVP of Medical Affairs at Munroe Regional, in loving memory of his wife Therese.
Eight (8) new scholarships in the amount of $2000 each were awarded to the following nursing students:
Christopher Glenn/Jacksonville University
Luke Bishop/College of Central Florida
Melissa Balkcom/Rasmussen College
Ronni Carter/Rasmussen College
Lauren Dresher/Rasmussen College
Caroline Pettellat/Rasmussen College
Magan Watts/Rasmussen College
Cidney Williams/Rasmussen College
The awards ceremony was held on Thursday, January 26th at the new campus of Rasmussen College School of Nursing graciously hosted by Dean Karen Guty.
Administering the Muns Nursing Scholarship is in keeping with the overall mission of the Community Foundation to serve as a – CONVENER – COLLABORATOR – CATALYST – for community building. The Foundation serves as a centralized portal for philanthropic giving and a unified voice for all local non-profit entities and the causes they champion.
For more information on the Community Foundation for Ocala Marion County please visit www.ocalafoundation.org or contact Barbara Fitos, Executive Director, at (352) 507-8116.
From Left to Right: Dean Karen Guty, Kristie Navarro, Melissa Balkcom, Luke Bishop, Ronni Carter, Lauren Dresher, Magan Watts, Cidney Williams, Barbara Fitos
Beth McCall (l) & Barbara Fitos (r)
With Therese McPherson Scholarship Recipient
Kristie Navarro (c)