Elizabeth Caldwell of Wynne has been named the recipient of the EACC Foundation's George P. and Alice H. Walker Endowed Scholarship for the fall 2022 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 to 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.
Elizabeth Caldwell is currently enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science Nursing degree program at EACC. After graduation, she plans to continue her education to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Her future career plans include working as a nurse in a hospital's labor and delivery area.
"Receiving this scholarship is a true honor and unexpected gift," said Caldwell. "I am grateful for the support and encouragement as I work to achieve my goals and aspirations," she added.
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.
Elizabeth Caldwell with Walker family representative, Wesley Walker