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Community Cancer Care begins nursing scholarship at Motlow College

December 17, 2013

Dr. William Bradford and the staff at Community Cancer Care of Tullahoma, a freestanding radiation therapy center with over a decade of commitment in the treatment of cancer patients, has started a new scholarship at Motlow State Community College.

The Motlow College Foundation recently announced the creation of the Harvey Butler Graham Nursing Scholarship by Community Cancer Care of Tullahoma. Pictured from left: Jan Casey Rogers, director of advancement at Motlow College; Jenny Wilson, R.T.; Mark Martin, certified medical dosimetrist; Bob Aus, PHD, DABR medical physicist; William R. Bradford, MD, board certified radiation oncologist; Donna Henley, public relations and marketing director and Jason Foster, Ltd x-ray technician. Not pictured is Earlene Johnson, secretary.
The Harvey Butler Graham Nursing Scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in the LPN to RN transition program beginning in the summer semester of 2014. The scholarship will award $1,000 per semester for the three semesters of coursework if a 3.0 grade-point average is maintained. The criteria and application for the scholarship may be found on the Motlow Foundation website or the Community Cancer Care site. The application period is April 1 - May 1, 2014.

The Harvey Butler Graham Nursing Scholarship memorializes the individual who was instrumental in supporting the technical needs of Community Cancer Care so as to provide quality radiation therapy. This support has translated into improved patient care and outcomes. It has enabled Community Cancer Care to grow, with plans to further expand the capabilities of treatment to again better support the community. Certainly, Community Cancer Care has far surpassed any goals that had been established. This scholarship is given with a sincerity and appreciation to honor an individual who was dedicated to the medical service.

The LPN to RN transition program is a three semester course of study for which LPNs with a current unencumbered Tennessee license may apply. Upon acceptance they may enroll in the Career Mobility Transition course. This course is an adaptation of the nursing program's first year curriculum which recognizes the knowledge and skills of the LPN and is offered during the ten week summer term. Upon completion and with a grade of C or better, transition students join 'second year track to RN' students to complete the program.

"It is a privilege to be able to give back to our community and help a student further their education," said Donna Henley, public relations and marketing manager at Community Cancer Care. "At Community Cancer Care you will find qualified compassionate staff along with the most modern equipment in the industry. We are a cancer center, 'Where Hope and Healing Come Together.'"

Jan Rogers, director of advancement at Motlow College said, "We are so fortunate to have caring, giving people like Dr. Bradford and his staff who are willing to help us change lives by enabling our students to achieve their educational goals and dreams. Many of our students have the capacity and desire to better themselves and the future of their family through education, but just need a bit of financial assistance along the way. I thank Dr. Bradford and the staff for partnering with us to help them."

Others wishing to donate to the nursing program at Motlow can contact Jan Rogers at 931-393-1692 or jrogers@mscc.edu. The Motlow College Foundation is a 501c3.