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Rock Island's Codie Phifer receives Lisa Laughlin McCord Nursing Scholarship at Motlow College

December 2, 2013

Codie Allen Phifer of Rock Island has been awarded the Lisa Laughlin McCord Nursing Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year at Motlow College. He is a 2009 graduate of Warren County High School, where he was listed in Who's Who among American high school students.

Codie Allen Phifer, center, was recently awarded the Lisa Laughlin McCord Nursing Scholarship by the Motlow College Foundation. Pictured with Codie are Lisa Laughlin McCord, left, and Jan Casey Rogers, director of advancement at Motlow College.
"For the past three years I have been preparing myself for Motlow's nursing program by taking extra classes that would give me better insight into the nursing field," said Codie. "I have been dedicated to my goal of becoming an RN. Nursing has been my one and only goal and I know without a doubt that nursing is what I want to do."

Lisa Laughlin McCord is a graduate of the Motlow nursing program who went on to earn her BSN and MSN. Her father was a surgeon, so her exposure to the medical field began at an early age. She now teaches online classes for various universities.

"We are very fortunate to have a donor like Lisa who has been through our program and knows what it takes for a student to complete the RN degree," said Jan Rogers, director of advancement for the Motlow College Foundation. "We sincerely appreciate Lisa's desire to help students accomplish their educational goals."

Others wishing to donate to the Nursing program should contact Jan at 931-393-1692 or by email at