Winner of Abbott Scholarship Announced
CAPTION: Mineral Area College Foundation recently announced the winner of the Rose Abbott Nursing Scholarship. Pictured from left are: MAC Director of Allied Health Teri Douglas, Willard Abbott, scholarship recipient Carla Lay, Gregg Abbott, and Lisa Abbott.
Mineral Area College Foundation recently announced the recipient of the 2014 Rose Abbott Nursing Scholarship, Carla Lay of Fredericktown.
The Rose Abbott Nursing Scholarship is awarded in her honor by her family. Abbott died in 2002 after a 47-year nursing career in southeast Missouri and northeast Arkansas where she worked in several nursing capacities including director of nursing.
Abbott was known for being a compassionate advocate for those entrusted to her care and took immense pride in her nursing profession. The family of Rose Abbott is proud to carry out her legacy through the allocation of the Rose Abbott Nursing Scholarship.
Lay is a second year student in MAC’s nursing program and said she is pleased to be awarded the scholarship.
“This will help alleviate the financial burden of nursing school,” said Lay. “I understand that Rose had enormous respect in her nursing career and my goal is to earn the same respect as she did in my career.”