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Parents endow ysb体育官网app下载 scholarship in memory of daughter

Joann 托马斯。 和 内森·弗莱明, both of Williamsboro, recently established a new Vance-Granville Community College scholarship, which they named in memory of the daughter they lost at the age of three.

The new academic achievement scholarship honors the memory of 快乐 Nicole Fleming, who passed away in 1975 due to complications from a brain tumor. 托马斯。 recalled that her daughter, befitting her first name, was “smart 和 talkative 和 never found anybody she didn’t like.” She also noted that 快乐 loved attending church at Isl和 Creek Baptist Church.

托马斯。 is a retired nurse. She attended nursing school at Grace Hospital in Morganton, N.C., on a full scholarship herself, so she appreciates the value of helping students 和 told ysb体育官网app下载 officials that she wanted to give back to today’s students. 托马斯。, who also holds a bachelor’s degree from Meredith College, had a long career in nursing, including stints at Granville Medical Center 和 in public health 和 hospice care in Granville, Vance 和 Warren counties. She added that she has always been “inspired by nurses.”

In awarding the new scholarship, preference will be given to female students who are enrolled in ysb体育官网app下载 Health Sciences programs, 如 护理 , 射线照相法 , 医疗协助 制药技术 .

Fleming worked as a bookkeeper in the tobacco industry 和 later became a truck driver. The couple have another daughter, Amy.

“We are grateful to Nathan 和 Joann for honoring ysb体育官网app下载 with such a generous gift in memory of their precious daughter, 快乐,”医生说。. Stelfanie Williams, president of ysb体育官网app下载. “For generations to come, her name will be associated with supporting our students as they prepare for rewarding careers serving our communities in the health care field.”

Through the 捐赠基金, ysb体育官网app下载 has awarded more than 8,800 scholarships to students since 1982. 奖学金 have been endowed by numerous individuals, 行业, 企业, 民间团体, churches 和 the college’s faculty 和 staff. Tax-deductible donations to the ysb体育官网app下载 捐赠基金 have often been used to honor or remember a person, 集团, business or industry with a lasting gift to education. For more information about the 捐赠基金 , call (252) 738-3409.

 

以上: Celebrating the creation of the new scholarship are, 从左, ysb体育官网app下载 Endowment Specialist Kay Currin, 内森·弗莱明, Joann 托马斯。 和 ysb体育官网app下载 Endowment Director Eddie Ferguson. (ysb体育官网app下载图)

 

Portrait of three-year-old 快乐 Fleming
以上: The late 快乐 Fleming, seen here at age 3. (家庭照片)