Three DeKalb Medical Employees Named Recipients of Audrey & Jack Morgan Foundation Scholarship
August 04, 2015
Three DeKalb Medical employees were named recipients of the Audrey and Jack Morgan Foundation Scholarship. An annual program created specifically for employees of DeKalb Medical to continue their education and further their healthcare careers, this is the eighth year the scholarships have been awarded.
Top winner, Jenean Gardner, RN in telemetry, has worked at DeKalb Medical for six years. She will use her scholarship to pursue her MSN at Georgia State University. As a third generation nurse, Gardner feels nursing is “in her blood,” and is committed to making a positive impact on her community and leaving a lasting mark.
First runner-up, Shunda Harper, RN, serves as Director of the Emergency Department at Hillandale and has been part of the DeKalb Medical family for more than 11 years. She will continue to work towards earning her MSN from South University.
Second runner-up, Ehren Gleckler, RN, has been a part of the resource pool at DeKalb Medical the past three and a half years. He will pursue his MSN at Georgia State University.
A current DeKalb Medical Foundation board member and a former DeKalb Medical Board of Directors member, Audrey Morgan and her, now deceased, husband Jack both dedicated their lives to improving their community. The Morgans have always believed a life of great purpose is possible for anybody who has work ethic, determination and energy.
For more information about the Audrey and Jack Morgan Foundation Scholarship, please visit www.dekalbmedicalfoundation.org.
About DeKalb Medical Foundation
The DeKalb Medical Foundation was established in 1990 for the purpose of raising funds for the direct support of capital projects, special programs and research activities conducted by DeKalb Medical in furtherance of the Foundation’s purpose. The Foundation is a volunteer organization exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Since its inception, the Foundation has generated more than $29 million in revenue for the direct purposes that the funds were solicited. Currently, the Foundation has more than 4,600 donors and nearly 150 volunteers serving on its board and fundraising committees.