Kimberly Harris of Vanndale has been awarded the East Arkansas Community College Foundation Giny Blankenship Memorial Scholarship for the fall 2015 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 college credit hours).
Harris is currently enrolled in the EACC Nursing Program. She is an LPN and works at River Ridge Rehabilitation and Woodridge Behavioral Care. Harris’ long term goal is to continue her education and obtain a Master’s degree and Advanced Practice Nursing license in pediatric care. “I am very grateful and appreciative to the Blankenship family for this award,” said Harris
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: Baker Blankenship, Kelly Blankenship Lewis, scholarship recipient Kimberly Harris, and Donald Blankenship