Southern Students Awarded Morning Pointe Scholars Endowment Scholarships
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Pictured, left to right, are Franklin Farrow, CEO of Morning Pointe Senior Living; Leroy Cox, scholarship recipient and junior health services and senior living administration major; and Greg Vital, president of Morning Pointe Senior Living
Last week, the first of two Southern Adventist University students was awarded the 2021-2022 Morning Pointe Scholars Endowment Scholarship. Southern alumni and co-founders of Morning Pointe Senior Living Greg Vital, president, and Franklin Farrow, chief executive officer, presented the scholarship to Leroy Cox, junior health services and senior living administration major, during an event hosted by the university’s School of Business. The second award recipient is Brittany Franks, senior nursing major.
“Receiving this scholarship came as a surprise, and it means everything to me,” Mr.
Cox said. “My long-term goal is to not only work in the health administration field but also make a difference wherever I am. I want to be known for more than just doing my job the right way; I want to be a person who everyone respects and knows to be a God-fearing individual.”
Mr. Vital and Mr. Farrow established the scholarship in 2017 to support the education of future caregivers and healthcare administrators while increasing awareness of occupations within senior living communities.
“As people live longer and stay healthier, the need for senior care and its services continues to grow, and we think that Southern has a unique opportunity to help prepare the next generation of leaders for senior care and geriatrics,” Mr. Vital said. “The university’s programs parallel Morning Pointe’s mission of providing affordable, compassionate senior care throughout the Southeast. Along with our commitment to education, we want to help provide for those students who might need some financial assistance and show our appreciation to Southern for its work and leadership in this area.”