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Motlow State Community College
P.O. Box 8500
Lynchburg, TN 37352-8500
(931) 393-1500

First Nancy Wilson Wagner Nursing Scholarship Awarded
to Smyrna Student

October 11, 2011

Wagner Scholarship Recipient

Nancy Wagner, wife of Dr. Harry Wagner, the second president of Motlow College is pictured here with the recipient, Lashone McCoy of Murfreesboro.

Lashone McCoy, a level II nursing student at Motlow College was recently selected to receive the first Nancy Wilson Wagner Nursing Scholarship to be awarded. McCoy, a graduate of Oakland High School in Murfreesboro, currently resides in Smyrna where she attends classes at Motlow's Smyrna Center.

McCoy said she felt she was called to become a nurse, "My husband had a horrific car accident in 2005 and thanks to the wonderful doctors and awesome nurses in the trauma unit at Vanderbilt Hospital, he survived." She said experiencing first-hand the difference a nurse can make in the lives of other people inspired her to become a nurse. She continued, "I want to be that nurse who makes a difference for patients and families faced with adversities."

John and Reba Shipp of Atlantic Beach, Fla. recently established the Nancy Wilson Wagner Nursing Scholarship funded by the Shipp Family Trust. The scholarship is in honor of the contributions a spouse of a college president makes to the community. This nursing scholarship was named for Nancy Wagner, wife of Motlow's second president, Dr. Harry Wagner.

Visit the College's website <> for additional information about Motlow, the nursing program and to learn about scholarships available or how to be a scholarship donor, contact Jan Rogers, director of advancement by calling 931.393.1692 or 800.654.4877 ext. 1692.