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10/13/2016 - EACC Foundation Awards Swindle Nursing Scholarship

 

Stephanie Myers of Wynne has been named the recipient of the Jessie E. Smith Swindle Nursing Scholarship for the fall semester 2016.

The Jessie Smith Swindle Nursing Scholarship is dedicated to assisting full time EACC nursing students from Cross County, Arkansas.  The award is $1000 per academic year, based on availability of funds to cover expenses of tuition, fees, books and supplies.

Stephanie Myers is currently enrolled in the Nursing Program at EACC.  After graduation, she looks forward to fulfilling a long-time dream and career goal of becoming a nurse.  “I am very honored and thankful to have received this scholarship,” said Myers.  “It will help in furthering my education to become a nurse,” she added. 

The family of Jessie E. 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.

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