Morning Pointe Awards 2nd Chattanooga State Student With 2014 Nursing Scholarship

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Lori Hairrell, Independent Healthcare Properties, Anna Lowry, scholarship recipient and Franklin Farrow, COO Independent Healthcare Properties and Morning Pointe
Lori Hairrell, Independent Healthcare Properties, Anna Lowry, scholarship recipient and Franklin Farrow, COO Independent Healthcare Properties and Morning Pointe
- photo by Amy Clarke

Independent Healthcare Properties, LLC and Morning Pointe Assisted Living announced Chattanooga State nursing student Anna Grace Lowry as the recipient of the tuition-based full-year scholarship for Fall 2014. Ms. Lowry is a second-year nursing student from Pulaski, Tn., and she received the honor at a special ceremony at Chattanooga State.

The scholarship endowment was started in 2008 by Morning Pointe owners, Greg A.Vital and Franklin Farrow. Requirements for the scholarship include residency in Hamilton, Bradley or Meigs Counties, outstanding promise in character, academic performance and an interest in gerontology. Each year IHP and Morning Pointe will select a Chattanooga State nursing student and grant a full tuition based scholarship for one school year.

“There is such a high demand for quality nurses and a great shortage in the field, especially in senior healthcare,” said Mr. Vital. “We wanted to do what we could to help nursing students complete their education and go on to have a successful career in the field.” 

“I’ve always had a keen interest in the senior healthcare field, but it wasn’t until I helped take care of my grandmother, who had Alzheimer’s, that I realized I truly belong in a nursing career,” Ms. Lowry said. “I am so grateful to receive this scholarship. It allows me to focus solely on nursing, and my family can use their financial resources on my younger brother’s college tuition.”

Ms. Lowry attended The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the fall of 2010 and completed her prerequisite classes for nursing while also working towards a minor in Spanish. In August of 2013, Ms. Lowry was accepted into the Chattanooga State School of Nursing, and she currently has one year left to complete before receiving her registered nursing license. While in school, Ms. Lowry has worked as a nurse technician for Siskin Hospital for Rehabilitation, providing care to the senior patients. She plans to continue in the medical field and hopes to receive her nurse practitioner license in the future.


Free Home Safety Community Event For Falls Prevention Awareness Day Offered On Sept. 23

Siskin Hospital, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department, and several local agencies have partnered to offer the community a free Falls Prevention Awareness Day and Home Safety event. The event will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Hixson Lowe’s on Highway 153 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Fall Prevention Chattanooga aims to raise awareness and provide resources for preventing ... (click for more)

Senator Alexander Discusses Seriousness Of Ebola Virus

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said that the nation’s leaders “must take the deadly, dangerous threat of Ebola as seriously as they take ISIL.” Alexander said the spread of the disease requires a more urgent response from the United States and other countries. “This is one of the most explosive, dangerous, deadly epidemics in modern times. The nations of the world know what it ... (click for more)

Sewell Says City, EPB "Close" On Amount Owed By Utility To City On Street Light Overbilling

City Internal Auditor Stan Sewell told City Council members on Tuesday that EPB and the city are "close" on the amount owed by the utility to the city on street light overbilling. Mr. Sewell said the city computed the amount at about $1.2 million, while he said EPB's auditing firm, Mauldin and Jenkins, has it at $1.5 million for an 89-month period that was audited. Mr. Sewell ... (click for more)

City Council Votes 5-4 On New Process For Naming IDB Members

The City Council voted Tuesday night 5-4 to set up a new process for naming members to the Industrial Development Board (IDB), which currently has four vacancies. The process includes three City Council panels: A (Districts 1, 2, 3), B (Districts 4, 5, 6), and C (Districts 7, 8, 9). Group A will fill two of the vacancies and Groups B and C one each. Agreement ... (click for more)

Dirt Decision At Camp Jordan May Come Back To Haunt East Ridge Councilmen

Wow. I thought the arrival of Bass Pro Shop would help bring East Ridge back to a position of prominence in the Chattanooga area, but the Council proved otherwise last night.  To the council - There is a reason that the developers want that dirt: It's valuable . You currently own it and the developer wants it. Bass Pro has already agreed to set up shop. They were going ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Goodbye To My Scooter

The month of August turned out to be unkind, with my dog, my favorite aunt and my magnificent mother all dying within three weeks’ time. As I finally begin to push out the three newest dents in my soul, my habit has been to write something akin to a goodbye note to those I have loved. I’m not ready for Aunt Martha and Mother yet – not by a stretch -- but I remembered Scooter with ... (click for more)