Motlow State Community College
P.O. Box 8500
Lynchburg, TN 37352-8500
Fayetteville Students Receive Jewell and Wilson Tucker Scholarship
October 11, 2011
Recipients, Amanda Endsley and Heather McAlister, both of Fayettevillle, seated are pictured with Amy Huff, interim Director of Nursing and Allied Health at Motlow College and Jan Rogers, director of advancement.
Amanda Endsley and Heather McAlister, both of Fayetteville, were recently selected to receive the Jewell and Wilson Tucker Nursing Scholarship at Motlow College. The scholarship was established in 2002 in memory of the Tuckers. The recipients recently met with Amy Huff, interim director of nursing and allied health at Motlow and Jan Rogers, director of advancement for the College, to receive the awards.
McAlister is a first year nursing student at Moltow pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in nursing in preparation to become a registered nurse. She has a bachelor of science from Middle Tennessee State University and completed the radiation therapy program at Vanderbilt. After finishing the registered nurse program at Motlow her goal is to continue her education to become a nurse practitioner. She is married to Andrew McAlister and they have two-year-old twin daughters.
Endsley is changing her career path completely. She said half the women in her family are nurses yet only recently did she have the desire to become one. She is a graduate of Lincoln County High School and was a dual enrollment student at Motlow in 2007. She completed her associate degree at Motlow and graduated from college before high school. She went on to the University of Tennessee and pursued a degree in English to become a teacher.
Months before her graduation in May, 2011 she knew her heart was not in teaching, it was in nursing. Her brother, and only sibling, had just been diagnosed with Crohn's disease and Endsley was moved by the vigilant care he received from nurses. She wanted to know how to care for him and as well as others. After her graduation, she applied to the nursing program at Motlow College. Her plans are to eventually become an acute care nurse practitioner.
Visit the College's website <www.mscc.edu> for additional information about the nursing program, available scholarships or how to become a donor for a scholarship. Contact Jan Rogers, director of advancement by calling 931.393.1692 or 800.654.4877 ext. 1692.