Mercy Awards Full Nursing Scholarships to Four Ada Co-workers

August 24, 2023

Four Mercy co-workers were each awarded full scholarships to attend the licensed practical nursing (LPN) program at Pontotoc Technology Center. The co-workers currently serve as patient care associates in the emergency department and medical surgical unit at Mercy Hospital Ada.

Mercy doctor's coat Roudee Humphers, Kenda McCraw, Sharon Boling, Alexia Franklin and Mireya Mata

Mercy hosted a signing ceremony for scholarship recipients Alexia Franklin, Roudee Humphers, Mireya Mata and Kenda McCraw. Leaders and co-workers attended the ceremony to celebrate and encourage the recipients before the fall semester begins.

“We can’t think of a better way to invest in our community and the future of our co-workers than funding their education,” said Cindy Standlee, chief nursing officer at Mercy Hospital Ada. “Each of these co-workers dreams of one day becoming a nurse, and we’re so excited they’ll get their education and continue to serve patients in Pontotoc County.”

Scholarship recipients are required to continue working full-time at Mercy for one year after completing the LPN program.