Mallory Ellis and Caroline Ward of Wynne have been named the recipients of the EACC Foundation's Jessie E. Smith Swindle Nursing Scholarships for the fall semester 2019.
The Jessie Smith Swindle Nursing Scholarship is dedicated to assisting full time EACC nursing students from Cross County, Arkansas. The award is $500 per academic semester, based on availability of funds to cover expenses of tuition, fees, books and supplies.
Mallory Ellis is currently enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program at EACC. After graduation, she plans to continue her education to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Arkansas State University and eventually become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. "I am extremely thankful to have received this scholarship," said Ellis. "I am excited to be able to use this scholarship toward my nursing career," she added.
Caroline Ward is currently enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program at EACC. After graduation, she also plans to continue her education at Arkansas State University to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She hopes to eventually work at a local hospital and specialize in labor and delivery. "I am very thankful to receive his scholarship," said Ward. "It will help me in reaching my goal of becoming a Registered Nurse," she added.
The family of Jessie Smith Swindle established this scholarship to honor her memory and show support for nursing education which was such an important part of her life. At age 50, Jessie began her training to become an LPN. Once completed, she had a nursing career that spanned 22 years in Cross County, Arkansas. The Jessie Smith Swindle Scholarship is made possible through the generosity of her son, Ronald K. Swindle and his wife, Minette Clarke-Swindle.
The EACC Foundation's mission is to generate support and advocacy for East Arkansas Community College in the communities it serves.
|Mallory Ellis, scholarship recipient, and Dr. Cathie Cline, EACC President||Niki Jones, EACC Director of Development and Caroline Ward, scholarship recipient|