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
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.”

Erlanger’s Dr. Laxmi Parsa Becomes Only Board-Certified Transplant Hepatologist In The Region

Moring Pointe Residents Record Historic Year With Campus Yearbook

Physicians Care Hixson Hires Nurse Practitioner Michelle Colby


Dr. Laxmi Parsa, board-certified gastroenterologist with Erlanger Gastroenterology, has earned a second board-certification in the area of transplant hepatology. Dr. Parsa is the only board-certified ... (click for more)

During 2020, Morning Pointe of Chattanooga residents experienced several life-changing events, including an EF3 tornado that heavily damaged the assisted living building, relocation of residents, ... (click for more)

Physicians Care walk-in urgent care adds Nurse Practitioner Michelle Colby to the healthcare team in Hixson. Ms. Colby earned a master of science in nursing from Carson-Newman University ... (click for more)



Living Well

Erlanger’s Dr. Laxmi Parsa Becomes Only Board-Certified Transplant Hepatologist In The Region

Dr. Laxmi Parsa, board-certified gastroenterologist with Erlanger Gastroenterology, has earned a second board-certification in the area of transplant hepatology. Dr. Parsa is the only board-certified transplant hepatologist in the Chattanooga region. Transplant hepatology is a subspecialty of gastroenterology focusing on advanced liver diseases that require liver transplant. ... (click for more)

Moring Pointe Residents Record Historic Year With Campus Yearbook

During 2020, Morning Pointe of Chattanooga residents experienced several life-changing events, including an EF3 tornado that heavily damaged the assisted living building, relocation of residents, a global pandemic that ushered in challenging new infection control policies, and the complete rebuild of the campus at 7719 Shallowford Road. When the newly renovated community reopened ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Westrock Facility Off Manufacturers Road Damaged By 2-Alarm Fire Sunday Afternoon

Chattanooga firefighters prevented a two-alarm fire from spreading through a massive warehouse on Sunday afternoon. The call came out at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday to the WestRock facility on Compress Street off Manufacturers Road. WestRock makes cardboard boxes. Responding crews could see heavy smoke coming from the structure and knew they were dealing with an active fire. ... (click for more)

Tony Bigoms, Convicted In 2012 Murder Of Dana Wilkes, Dies In State Prison

Tony Bigoms, 61, who was convicted in the 2012 murder of Dana Wilkes, died on Friday in a state prison. Bigoms was tried and convicted twice in the murder and dismemberment of Ms. Wilkes. Her body was found on the banks of the Chickamauga River. He was convicted of first-degree murder in 2014, but was granted a retrial after the court of appeals found issues with the sequestration ... (click for more)

Opinion

COVID Vaccine: Fomenting Fear And Spreading Disinformation

Tennesseans have proven we are resilient and determined moving through the COVID pandemic response. Getting to this point in our state -- one of only a handful that has economic growth, open schools and an ability to see a light at the end of this proverbial tunnel -- has taken unbelievable effort. Yet, one revelation of many over the last year has been the need to reject those ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Discipline Dilemma

There is a hard-fisted bill now rapidly moving through the Tennessee Legislature that is aimed at the lack of discipline that is increasing in our state’s public schools. While desperately needed, particularly in our overly challenged metro areas, let’s be very candid from the beginning. This cancer has reached the legislature because our liberal public school leaders haven’t the ... (click for more)