Three WCHHS students earn scholarships from regional health care provider

Three RU students win health care scholarships
(Left to right): Stephanie Francis, Molly Rose Elliott Brunfield-Horner and Kennise Baker-WCHHS recipients of CCR scholarships.

Three Waldron College of Health and Human Services (WCHHS) students were recently honored as scholarship recipients from Commonwealth Care of Roanoke (CCR).

Stephanie Francis, a senior nursing major from Newport News, and Molly Rose Elliott Brunfield-Horner, a senior nursing major from Banco, Virginia, received the Lucy Wohlford Service & Excellence in Nursing Scholarship while Kennise Baker, a senior majoring in social work, received the CCR Service & Excellence in Social Work Scholarship.

"This occasion celebrates a unique relationship of mutual support between WCHHS and its partners in the health care community," said WCHHS Dean Kenneth Cox. "Our top students are supported by an outstanding organization like CCR to provide professional health care to our clients."

Francis, Brunfield-Horner and Baker earned the scholarships, funded by CCR in partnership with the Radford University Foundation, for their hard work, character and dedication. The recipients will receive an amount covering full in-state tuition and then join the CCR staff upon graduation.

CEO Debbie Petrine, President David Tucker, Chief Clinical Officer Delores Darnell and Director of Business Development and Care Innovations Lora Epperly presented the scholarships on behalf of CCR, whose core business values are service, commitment and integrity, and operates a dozen health and rehab centers across Virginia.

The Lucy Wohlford Service & Excellence in Nursing Scholarship honors Wohlford, a Radford University alumna who served as the Director of Nursing at St. Alban’s Sanatorium, Heritage Hall Nursing and the Rehabilitation Center in Blacksburg. In addition, Wohlford served as the corporate quality assurance nurse for CCR’s Heritage Hall Centers.

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The 2015 CCR Scholarship honorees are joined by WCHHS faculty. Pictured above left to right are Kathleen Cox, associate director of the School of Nursing; Stephanie Francis, Molly Rose Elliott Brunfield-Horner, Alice King Ingham, associate professor of social work; Kennise Baker, Diane M. Hodge, director of the School of Social Work.

Jan 27, 2016