Lee Awarded Nursing Scholarship Grant

Monday, March 24, 2014 - by Jillian Ellis, Lee University

The Tucker Foundation has awarded Lee University a grant for the Tucker Foundation Endowed Scholarship for Nursing.

“It is exciting as this is the very first scholarship for nursing students,” said Dr. Sara Campbell, dean of Lee’s new School of Nursing. “The interests of the Tucker Foundation align with goals of the school that focus on preparing students to meet community needs.” 

The scholarship will be awarded to one student per year to be known as the Tucker Scholar in Nursing. Recipients will be selected by a nursing scholarship committee comprised of nursing faculty with input from the Student Financial Aid Office.

ligible candidates must be accepted officially into the school, be residents of Cleveland/Bradley County MSA or Chattanooga/Hamilton County MSA, and have demonstrated financial need. Consideration will be given to leadership, service and other extra-curricular activities. Tucker Scholars will retain the scholarship for the duration of their time in the School of Nursing provided he/she demonstrates satisfactory academic progress. 

Lee University received approval from the Tennessee Board of Nursing to proceed with its plans to begin a bachelor of science in nursing degree program. The decision allows students to be admitted to the school this fall.

Lee plans to offer a bachelor of science in nursing that includes a traditional four-year track as well as a one-year track for registered nurses who are already working professionals, to earn bachelor of science degrees. The school plans to admit a freshman cohort of approximately 40-60 for the traditional track and approximately 20-25 for the RN-to-BSN. When the four-year pipeline is full in 2018, the School of Nursing will have over 240 students and a full cadre of faculty members. The nursing school will be located initially in the Science Math Complex with plans for a new building by the fall of 2016. 

The primary objective of The Tucker Foundation is to provide financial support to non-profit organizations to produce in young people the character and skills required to live a productive and happy life, along with organizations that conserve essential elements of our natural environment forever.

For more information about the scholarship or Lee’s School of Nursing, contact Dr. Campbell at 614-8525 or email scampbell@leeuniversity.edu.


GNTC Holds Graduation Ceremony For Its Paralegal Certificate Program

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) held a graduation ceremony for the Paralegal Certificate program at the auditorium on the Gordon County Campus in Calhoun. Paralegals are crucial members of a law firm’s team. They also have job opportunities in the legal departments of large corporations, government offices, and as independent contractors. Paralegals specialize ... (click for more)

Former Baylor School Headmaster Douglas Hale to Retire From Pennsylvania School

Douglas Hale, head of school at Mercersburg Academy in  Mercersburg, Pa., announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the  2015-2016 school year. Mr. Hale has served as Mercersburg’s head of school since his appointment in  1997. He went to Mercersburg after 24 years at Baylor School in  Chattanooga, where he had been a teacher, associate headmaster, ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Police Detective Karl Fields Terminated On Code Of Conduct Charges

Karl Fields, former Chattanooga Police detective, was terminated on Wednesday on code of conduct charges. The Chattanooga Police Department said it received a correspondence from the Hamilton County District Attorney’s Office o n Sept. 4, 2014,  informing it of allegations of inappropriate behavior committed by a CPD investigator during the course of a rape investigation. ... (click for more)

Autopsy Says 5-Year-Old Whitwell Boy Died Of Blunt Force Trauma

An autopsy on five-year-old Lucas Dillon of Whitwell says he died of blunt force trauma. The TBI is investigating the death, which is being treated as a homicide. The child, who lived on Jewell Lane Road, was injured on Saturday and died in a hospital on Monday. Lucas was a student at Whitwell Head Start. (click for more)

Physicians Thank Their Patients On Doctor’s Day

March 30 has been set aside as National Doctors’ Day since 1933 as a time to recognize the contributions made by our physicians. While the recognition is appreciated, our greatest satisfaction comes from caring for our patients.  For 132 years, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society has been the physicians’ voice as we worked together to improve health of our community. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Look At My April Garden

On this April Fool’s Day, as I take my monthly stroll through my virtual garden, there are gorgeous flowers and there are weeds, which appear to be trying harder than the flowers. So let’s see what we find before searching for “The Prize Egg” on Sunday. A FLOWER to the New York cab driver who told a young writer, “Always remember that everyone you meet knows something that you ... (click for more)