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Five locals awarded UCA nursing scholarships

Posted: May 11, 2013 - 5:16pm

The Department of Nursing at the University of Central Arkansas recently announced the award of five scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students.

Linda Fuller, of Conway, has been selected as the recipient of the Clara M. Forsberg Nursing Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year. The scholarship is for a junior or senior nursing student, enrolled full-time in required nursing courses, in good academic standing and who demonstrates high professional standards. This scholarship endowment was established by the estate of Carl and Clara Forsberg. Clara Forsberg was a faculty member in the Department of Nursing when the program was first established. She was a woman of high professional standards and expected her students to exemplify those standards.

Ricketta Morgan, of Conway, is the 2013-2014 recipient of the University of Central Arkansas Lauretta Koenigseder Nursing Scholarship Award. The scholarship is for a junior or senior nursing student, enrolled full-time in required nursing courses, in good academic standing and who demonstrates quality nursing care and professionalism.

Sharon Aureli, of Little Rock, is the 2013 recipient of the Department of Nursing Graduate Clinical Excellence Award. The recognition is awarded to the graduate nursing student who faculty believe demonstrates exceptional clinical performance.

Shelbi Carpenter-VanPelt, of Conway, has been selected as the recipient of the Hawk-McCaslin Nursing Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year. The scholarship is for a graduate nursing student, enrolled in at least six credit hours of required graduate nursing courses, in good academic standing and who demonstrates high academic and professional standards. This scholarship was established by a very caring nurse in honor of the nurse’s family members.

Randa Litton, of Greenbrier, is the 2013 recipient of the University of Central Arkansas Department of Nursing Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award. The recognition is awarded to the senior nursing student who faculty and other seniors believe has assumed leadership roles and demonstrates the greatest potential for becoming a leader within professional nursing.

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