Education briefs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 6, 2014

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has two students who have been honored with the State Employees’ Credit Union “People Helping People” scholarship.
Ashley Miller and Ashlyn Starnes were awarded $5,000 scholarships for leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement.
The State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation provides two $5,000 scholarships annually to each of the 58 North Carolina community colleges. Recipients for both scholarships are selected by the individual college’s scholarship committees and are based on a student’s embodiment of the credit union’s “People Helping People” philosophy demonstrated through leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement, along with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
Ashley Miller of Rowan County began the Associate Degree Nursing Program in fall 2013. Upon completing her degree, she plans to apply to UNC-Greensboro’s RN-BSN Outreach Program to pursue her bachelor of science in nursing. Miller is the first in her family to pursue a bachelor’s degree.
Ashlyn Starnes of Cabarrus County is pursuing an associate degree at Rowan-Cabarrus, also with the goal of becoming a nurse. She has been working since she was 15 years old. When Starnes began her studies at Rowan-Cabarrus, she was working as a certified nursing assistant and saw her education as an investment toward her future.
Recipients can use the scholarship funds for tuition, books, fees, course supplies, and transportation.