EACC Foundation’s George P. and Alice H. Walker Scholarship Awarded
October 28, 2013
East Arkansas Community College- Forrest City
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Elizabeth Garcia of Wynne, Arkansas has been named as the recipient of the EACC Foundation’s George P. and Alice H. Walker Endowed Scholarship for the Fall 2013 semester.
The Walker family came to St. Francis County in about 1900 and started a farming operation. George Walker continued that family business until his death. Mrs. Walker was very active in the First United Methodist Church, serving for years as a Sunday school teacher. She was the first woman to serve on a grand jury in this state.
Because of the caring attention given members of this family, especially in their final days, this scholarship is dedicated to the support of students at EACC pursuing a degree in an Allied Health field. It is expected that these students will become practicing health care professionals and provide care for many others over their lifetime.
Garcia is currently enrolled in the Nursing Program at EACC where she is on course to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing. She plans to continue her education at UAMS in Little Rock to obtain a Master’s degree in Nursing. Her ultimate goal is to work in the Neonatology department at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
The Walker endowed scholarship is awarded to a full-time sophomore student with a minimum GPA of 3.00 on all coursework to date.
The East Arkansas Community College Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c) 3 organization that is dedicated to uplifting, enhancing and improving the effectiveness, quality, and scope of East Arkansas Community College through fundraising and other financial support.
Photo from left: Wesley Walker, Walker family member, Elizabeth Garcia, and Claudette Walker, EACC Foundation Board representative and Walker family member.