Lee Student Receives Neese Nursing Scholarship

Friday, May 11, 2018 - by Olivia Webb, Lee University
Heather Herring
Heather Herring

Heather Herring, a junior nursing major in the Lee University School of Nursing, has received the Willie J. Neese Nursing Scholarship, funded by the Tennessee Elks Benevolent Trust. 

Ms. Herring, a native of Cleveland, is the daughter of Rhonda Herring and a 2013 graduate of Cleveland High School. 

“I am so grateful for this scholarship,” said Ms. Herring. “It will help me accomplish my dreams of becoming a trauma nurse. With this scholarship I am able to continue the nursing program without worry and would like to thank God and the Elks Lodge for awarding me this scholarship to be able to fulfill this dream." 

The TEBT is a non-profit Tennessee Corporation. It established the Nursing Scholarship program in 1956 as a means to relieve a critical shortage of nurses in Tennessee. The TEBT funds 63 annual nursing scholarships. 

"I am so proud of Heather for receiving this scholarship,” said Pamela Hobbs, lecturer in health science at Lee. “If ever there was a student who exemplifies what this Elks Scholarship represents – honesty, integrity, and dependability – it is Heather. Whether in the classroom, in her personal life, or in service to the department as a student worker, Heather epitomizes these traits.”

For more information on the Tennessee Elks Benevolent Trust, visit https://www.elks.org/enf/programs/StateProject.cfm?vhpID=8040

For more information on Lee’s School of Nursing, visit http://leeuniversity.edu/academics/nursing/ or email nursing@leeuniversity.edu


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