Local Student Awarded Nursing Scholarship

GWYNEDD VALLEY, PA (11/10/2009)(readMedia)-- Claire Brooks, of Elkins Park, Pa., was awarded the Edna B. McKenzie Scholarship from Gwynedd-Mercy College during a ceremony on Oct. 26. The scholarship was established by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation in honor of Dr. McKenzie, a distinguished educator and longtime member of the PHEAA Board and the Foundation Board.

Brooks is a sophomore in the Associate of Science in Nursing program at Gwynedd-Mercy College. She received her associate degree in Culture, Science and Technology from the Community College of Philadelphia.

Based on a 2009 national report from the American Enterprise Institute, Gwynedd-Mercy College ranked fourth in the nation in its category for high graduation rates. The college prepares students to become top professionals in the fields of allied health professions, arts and sciences, business, education and nursing. The newly named Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1948, the college is a coeducational institution offering more than 40 associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs on a full and part-time basis. Situated on Sumneytown Pike between routes 309 and 202 in Gwynedd Valley, Montgomery County, the college also offers degree programs for working adults through its Center for Lifelong Learning in Fort Washington and Philadelphia. Learn more at gmc.edu.