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Three CCCCD Nursing Students Awarded The Collin And Fannin County Medical Society Nursing Scholarship



Three CCCCD Nursing Students Awarded The Collin And Fannin County Medical Society Nursing Scholarship

March 21, 2003 - Collin County Community College District’s nursing program is full of talented, dedicated students. Three of those students recently received scholarships from the Collin and Fannin County Medical Society – Rajesh Vemulapalli, Monique Legere and Lynn Shehan. These scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence as well as financial need.

Freshman Rajesh Vemulapalli is currently working toward becoming a nurse anesthetist. He has worked in the Health Science Computer Lab and was an Emerging Scholar for the Biology Department in Spring 2002. Originally from India, Rajesh completed a bachelor’s degree in medicine in his home country before moving to the U.S.

Sophomore Monique Legere is slated to graduate in May and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing, working in the medical-surgical area. She recently was selected to receive a “Great One Hundred Nurses” scholarship for the D/FW Metroplex. She has also been a very active volunteer with the American Heart Association, Boy Scouts, Family Readiness and the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Immunization Care Van.

Lynn Shehan is planning to specialize in critical care nursing. She is very active in the student nurses’ association and has served as a class officer. Lynn was an Emerging Scholar for the Biology Department in 2001. She currently works at the North Central Medical Center.

For more information about the nursing program, contact Nell Ard at 972-548- 6883 or visit the CCCCD web site at www.ccccd.edu.