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Excellence in Education

By Staff
Oct. 10, 2002
Three Meridian Community College students have been chosen as Stennis "Judge" Little Memorial Scholarship recipients for the 2002 fall semester.
Angela Blanks, Patricia Ann Pickard and Margene O. Davis will benefit from this endowment established by Mrs. Katherine Dale Little in 1994. These $195 awards are funded through the MCC Foundation.
A graduate of Meridian High School, Blanks is pursuing a degree in science. She was the recipient of the Proctor and Gamble Dental Hygienist Professional Award in 1991. Recently, Blanks participated in a medical mission trip to Mexico with the Pinelake Baptist Church in Brandon. Her career goal is to become a dentist.
Pickard is a graduate of West Lauderdale High School. A mother of two children, she works full-time at Riley Hospital and part-time as a private duty caregiver. She is a member of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church.
Davis received her general educational development diploma through the Adult Basic Education Program. She is pursuing a degree in business and office technology. Davis is a member of the Women of the Moose and Midway Christian Church. She works at Audible Hearing Aid Service.
Betty Brown and Phyllis Manning are the 2002-2003 Joyce Morrison Memorial Scholarship recipients for the fall and spring semesters at Meridian Community College.
These $1,000 awards are funded through the MCC Foundation from the Joyce Morrison Memorial Scholarship Endowment, established by a bequest from Mrs. Morrison and additional contributions made by her three children, Susan King of Philadelphia, Jan Cooper of Cleveland and Dr. Ken Morrison of Scottsdale, Ariz.
An alumna and longtime supporter of MCC, Morrison wanted to establish this endowment to help others achieve their personal goals. Outstanding nursing students are honored each year as a perpetual tribute to her memory.
Brown, a sophomore in the Associate Degree Nursing Program is married and the mother of two children. An honors student, she is employed part-time at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center and Riley Hospital. Her educational goal is to pursue a bachelor's degree in nursing and work in an intensive care unit or with oncology patients.
Manning, who is married and the mother of three children, is also a sophomore in the Associate Degree Nursing Program. A resident of Philadelphia, she works part-time at Neshoba County General Hospital. Her career goal is to continue her education in nursing through the master's level. Manning is a member of the Plattsburg Baptist Church.

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