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Herring Receives Neese Nursing Scholarship


By Olivia Webb

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

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

Herring Receives Scholarship
Heather Herring


“I am so grateful for this scholarship,” said 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 site.

For more information on Lee’s School of Nursing, visit SON or email nursing@leeuniversity.edu

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