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Goulds Water Technology awards scholarship to Mount Ulla student

Rustyn Orbison of Mount Ulla is one of 16 students awarded a scholarship for academic achievement, community service and leadership by the Goulds Water Technology Professional Dealers Association. The scholarship is open to students in the United States and Canada.

Goulds Water Technology is a Xylem brand. This year and through its association, it awarded a total of $24,000 to 16 high school students. Each scholar receives $1,500.

“These students represent the future of our industry. Goulds Water Technology values the opportunity to support them as they pursue higher education and build their careers through the … scholarship,” said Susan O’Grady, Xylem’s director of marketing, residential and agriculture.

Goulds Water Technology Professional Dealers Association is a network of independent water system professionals. Established in 1969, it is the industry’s oldest and largest dealers association.

The scholarship recipients are family of its members. Since the scholarship’s inception, the association has awarded over $300,000 to 272 recipients.

NorthEast Foundation approves $291,875 in internal grants

CONCORD The NorthEast Foundationboard of directors has awarded a record $291,875 in internal grants.

NorthEast’s mission is to provide financial and community support for Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast.

A “Prize Patrol” made up of foundation board members, hospital administrators and foundation staff members awarded 22 internal grants to hospital departments. With the funding from its growing endowment, the NorthEast Foundation has now awarded more than $1.2 million in internal grants at CHS NorthEast.

“The internal grants program continues to support innovation and excellence at CHS NorthEast,” said Phyllis Wingate, president of CHS NorthEast. “Thanks to the NorthEast Foundation and its vision with the internal grants program, we have been able to pilot new programs and initiatives that greatly impact patient care and is a key part of our success.”

NorthEast Foundation designed the grants program, now in its seventh year, to finance equipment, programs and projects enhancing patient care at CHS NorthEast. Hospital departments are chosen through an application process.

Departments that received funding are the adult intensive care unit; Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency Program; cardiac catheterization lab; neurosciences institute; rehabilitation; clinical education services; complex chronic care clinic; guest services for surgical services; intensive care unit; Kannapolis and Harrisburg emergency departments; neonatal intensive care unit; neurodiagnostics, NorthEast Rehabilitation at Gateway Speech/Language and Audiology Department; sexual assault treatment center; spiritual care and education; surgery center operating room; vascular access team; and YMCA health centers.

“Our committee works diligently each year to assess and recommend qualifying grant applications,” said Jessica Tucker, an internal grants committee chairwoman for the foundation board. “This year ,we had 33 applications, over twice as many as in 2018. We are humbled to be a part of the NorthEast Foundation’s mission to support our local hospital through its endowment.”

For information, visit www.GiveNorthEastFoundation.org or call 704-403-1369.

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