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Upward Mobility nurses receive GTEC scholarships

When it comes to supporting the nursing students of Southeast Texas, Golden Triangle Emergency Center has proven itself among the best advocates for the future of the medical industry.

This week, GTEC reinforced that message with a pair of scholarships for Lamar State College Port Arthur Upward Mobility students.

LSCPA has had an affiliation with Golden Triangle Emergency Center since the freestanding emergency center opened at 8035 Memorial Blvd., in Port Arthur. GTEC also has a location in Orange.

LSCPA Upward Mobility student Odeth Bahena of Beaumont was presented a scholarship for $500 while Nikki Dearbonne of Hamshire earned a $250 scholarship from GTEC.

Shirley MacNeill, left, Chair of Lamar State College Port Arthur’s Allied Health Department, joins Stephanie Massey, Director of Nursing for Golden Triangle Emergency Center, second from right, and Breanne Furlough, GTEC Marketing Coordinator, to present a $250 scholarship from GTEC to Nikki Dearbonne, Upward Mobility nursing student at LSCPA.

“This has been a fruitful relationship since the start,” Shirley MacNeill, Chair of the Allied Health Department at LSCPA, said. “Golden Triangle Emergency Center understands the importance of producing quality, capable nurses and they’ve shown their dedication to that mission with scholarships for our students at LSCPA.”

Upward Mobility Nursing is a program in the Allied Health Department at LSCPA in which Licensed Vocational Nurses can earn an Associate of Science Degree in nursing while gaining the classroom instruction and clinical experience needed to sit for the Registered Nurse exam.

“Golden Triangle Emergency Center works with Lamar State College Port Arthur to encourage students with a proven academic record of excellence and a passion for healthcare to apply for these scholarships,” a representative from GTEC said. “In order to ensure that the community will be supported by the highest caliber of healthcare professionals, Golden Triangle Emergency Center invests in future generations of stand-out students by offering this scholarship twice a year; fall and spring semester.”

To find out more about nursing programs at Lamar State College Port Arthur, contact the Allied Health Department at 409-984-6356.

To apply to LSCPA online, go to lamarpa.edu or call Admissions/Advising at 409-984-6186 or Financial Aid at 409-984-6203.