The E&H School of Health Sciences (SHS) and School of Nursing (SON) recently received a one-year renewal grant for $25,000 from the Ballad Health Foundation and the Smyth County Hospital HealthTrust to support the development of a sustainable workforce pipeline for preparing Smyth County public school students for careers in nursing and other healthcare professions. The HealthTrust exists as a philanthropic arm and nonprofit fundraising organization for Smyth County Community Hospital.
For the Birds
Mary Kemper (partner to Bill Naehle ’82) referenced the experience on the C&O Canal National Historic Park in her United Methodist Association (of Health and Welfare Ministries) newsletter stating, “I didn’t just learn more about birds that day…but I also learned more about patience, focus and purpose.” Jeremy Peters ’99 was happy to add great photos to his eBird account. Birders at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden added a native plant discussion to their outing. And while the crew at Hungry Mother State Park experienced cold weather, they had the chance to hang out with the 2021 American Bird Association Young Birder of the Year while listening for kinglets. Watch for more events soon!