Friday, February 6, 2015

Dogwood Village of Orange County awards scholarship to Danielle Wallace

Dogwood Village of Orange County has awarded a major scholarship to Germanna Community College nursing student Danielle Wallace.

Wallace is a 2013 Orange County High School graduate.
Vernon M. Baker, administrator of Dogwood Village Health
 and Rehabilitation and Senior Living, Germanna student
 Danielle Wallace and GCC Dean of Nursing Patti Lisk

She works at DVOC as a certified nurse’s aide and is studying at Germanna toward her associate’s degree and her registered nurse’s license. Her ultimate goal is earning a master’s of science in nursing degree and working in a hospital.

The new scholarship was established by the Dogwood Village of Orange County Foundation to promote the nursing profession.

Scholarships are awarded for up to $3,000 per year towards the initial licensure and associate’s degree in nursing, either as an LPN or RN, including the transition from LPN to RN.

Once awarded, the scholarship automatically renews as long as the student remains in good standing in the program. Once the licensure is received, the recipient agrees to work for DVOC in at least a regular part-time position for two years. DVOC also has a traditional reimbursement program that will help towards advanced degrees if recipients are interested once they receive the initial license.

“Dogwood Village of Orange County’s generous and forward-thinking scholarship program will help keep local residents healthy for decades to come,” Germanna President David A. Sam said. “As more and more of us retire and need for health care increases, there will be more and more competition for good nurses. Dogwood Village understands that, as do we.”

Germanna Dean of Nursing Patti Lisk said Wallace is an outstanding student whose intelligence, commitment to patients and upbeat personality will make her a great nurse.


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