TCRHCC Present Grants At Nursing Scholarship Awards Ceremony
March 25, 2005
TUBA CITY, AZ. - Each year the Nursing Administration Department at Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation awards scholarships to registered nursing students. This year the Scholarship Awards ceremony was held on March 22 on the hospital campus. Recipients included Maxine Agenbroad, Carissa G. James, Diane Johnson, Shannon Silas and Angelita Williams. A reception for students, their families, and staff followed the ceremony.
The scholarship fund was established in 2004 by the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation Board of Directors and Chief Nursing Officer, USPHS LCDR Amy Webb, to help combat the nurse shortage and to attract qualified nurses to healthcare. Nursing Recruiter USPHS LT Yolanda Burke-Dee, BSN, RN, also plays a major role in the process of the selection of scholarship recipients. Since the scholarship fund was established, TCRHCC has awarded scholarships to several nursing students, granting a total of nearly $40,000.
In remarks about the ceremony, Acting Chief Executive Officer James Hopkins said, "It is our hope that, through this scholarship, the students develop both the skills and knowledge to make a difference in the field of nursing. Excellence in nursing is the hallmark of Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation. We are proud to be a part of supporting those programs that enhance educational opportunities available to Native Americans." "The scholarship awardees are a shining example of the best of dedication, ability and compassion that is essential to providing outstanding nursing care to the community we serve," said Assistant Chief Nursing Officer Alvina Rosales. "Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation is pleased to honor these students who are committed to nursing and are striving to be the best."