BRTC Leave a Legacy Scholarships awarded

On the front row (from left) are: Jennifer Hart, Kaylee Meyers, and Cynthia Johnson; middle row: Zachary Gertenbach, Carli Duke, and Sara Ellington; back row: Shannon Barnett, Lyndsey Johnson, and Shania Junyor.

This fall, the Leave a Legacy Scholarship has been awarded to nine Black River Technical College practical nursing students.

The recipients are Jennifer Hart, Kaylee Meyers, Cynthia Johnson, Zachary Gertenbach, Carli Duke, Sara Ellington, Shannon Barnett, Lyndsey Johnson, and Shania Junyor. These recipients will be graduating in May 2021.

The Leave a Legacy Scholarship was founded by the May 2015 Practical Nursing class. The class had a goal to leave a legacy for future nursing students. They saw the financial hardship PN students faced during the last semester of the nursing program. The scholarship was founded to help students pay for NCLEX-PN exam fees and for the Arkansas State Board of Nursing licensure. Each graduating class has continued the legacy through fundraising activities.

For more information about BRTC’s practical nursing program, contact Director Tonya Hankins at tonya.hankins@blackriver tech.edu or visit http://blackrivertech.org/ academics/allied-health/nursing-programs.

Black River Technical College is a two-year community college in Pocahontas and Paragould, which offers associates degrees and certificates in general education and technical and career education. The College houses one of the state’s law enforcement training academies (LETA) and fire science academies. BRTC has 2,500 full- and part-time students.

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