EACC Foundation’s Giny Blankenship Memorial Scholarship Awarded
November 15, 2013
East Arkansas Community College
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Forrest City- Latonya Gober of Memphis, Tennessee has been awarded the East Arkansas Community College Foundation Giny Blankenship Memorial Scholarship for the fall 2013 semester.
The Giny Blankenship Memorial Scholarship was established to assist students seeking an Associate of Applied Science degree in the EACC Nursing Program. The scholarship is presented to a full-time nursing student who is 25 years or older. The student must possess a GPA of 2.8 on all coursework (minimum of 30 hours).
Gober is currently enrolled in the EACC Nursing Program. She has worked for three years as a licensed practical nurse, and decided to continue her education at EACC to become a registered nurse. “In continuing my education, I will be able to give back to my community,” said Gober.
The family of Giny Blankenship created the memorial scholarship to help insure others the opportunity to realize their dream of serving others through nursing. Giny Blankenship, a successful cosmetologist, decided to enroll in EACC’s Nursing Program at the age of 35. Through hard work and determination, despite working full-time and raising her children, she successfully completed the program.
The EACC Foundation’s mission is to generate support and advocacy for East Arkansas Community College in the communities it serves.
Photo from left: Donald Blankenship, LaTonya Gober, Kelly Blankenship, and Baker Blankenship.