Angelina College receives $500,000 donation for nursing scholars - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Angelina College receives $500,000 donation for nursing scholarships

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

A generous donation from an anonymous donor will make paying for college less of a challenge for several students pursing nursing careers at Angelina College.

"Its one more opportunity for somebody who is going to enter the program, especially one like nursing that expensive because you have a lot of time put in to live that dream without having that tremendous expense," said Jeremy Thomas, Enrollment Service Director of Angelina College.

President Dr. Larry Phillips says the donor gave the school over half a million dollars in memory of his late sister who was a nurse.

"It's a tremendous gift in honor of his sister that will help countless number of nurses through the years here at Angelina College," said Dr. Larry Phillips, President, Angelina College.

Angelina College has two programs for up and coming nurses, vocational nursing and the obtaining an Associate's Degree.

Thomas says the book intensive program can be costly but the hands- on experience is fundamental for their careers.

"They get out in the hospitals and they do clinical hours, is what they call it in nursing and it gives them a lot of hands on experience dealing directly with patients," said Thomas.

The donation will grant 10 scholarships this year and up to 20 in years to come.

"Everyone who works here at the college particularly those who deal with students in financial aid are so grateful to our scholarship donors that make it possible for so many students," said Phillips.

School officials say over 400 scholarships are available for various programs.

So far 4,000 students have signed up for the fall semester. Registration continues until August 23rd.

Copyright 2012 KTRE. All rights reserved.

 

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Nacogdoches group celebrates Earth Day

    Nacogdoches group celebrates Earth Day

    Sunday, April 22 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-04-22 23:29:57 GMT
    Photo: KTREPhoto: KTRE

    Across the nation many people celebrated the Earth Day which started 48 years ago after a massive oil spill in California. Fast forward to today, the conversation revolves on conserving water according to organizers with Resilient Nacogdoches where its widely known that East Texas has an abundant resources of natural water. "Children grow up knowing that food, you just buy it, but you can grow it. We need water of course for growing gardens. It's something that we...

    More >>

    Across the nation many people celebrated the Earth Day which started 48 years ago after a massive oil spill in California. Fast forward to today, the conversation revolves on conserving water according to organizers with Resilient Nacogdoches where its widely known that East Texas has an abundant resources of natural water. "Children grow up knowing that food, you just buy it, but you can grow it. We need water of course for growing gardens. It's something that we...

    More >>
  • San Augustine celebrates long-lived community members

    San Augustine celebrates long-lived community members

    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:06 PM EDT2018-04-21 23:06:22 GMT
    Source: KTRE staffSource: KTRE staff
    Source: KTRE staffSource: KTRE staff

    The small, East Texas town of San Augustine hosted a celebration on Saturday for community members who had lived to see more moons than anyone else.   

    More >>

    The small, East Texas town of San Augustine hosted a celebration on Saturday for community members who had lived to see more moons than anyone else.   

    More >>
  • Nacogdoches County girls take down Angelina in KTRE Pineywoods Showdown

    Clean sweep for Nacogdoches in 10th annual KTRE Pineywoods Showdown

    Clean sweep for Nacogdoches in 10th annual KTRE Pineywoods Showdown

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:48 PM EDT2018-04-21 01:48:29 GMT

    The Nacogdoches County girls have snapped a two-game losing streak in the KTRE Pineywoods Showdown following a 54-41 win over Angelina County. 

    More >>

    The Nacogdoches County girls have snapped a two-game losing streak in the KTRE Pineywoods Showdown following a 54-41 win over Angelina County. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly