CHRISTUS St. Michael Foundation Establishes Four New Nursing Scholarships at Texarkana College

Chris Karam President and Chief Executive Officer of CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System,

CHRISTUS St. Michael Foundation announced  the establishment of four new nursing scholarships today at Texarkana College.

The new CHRISTUS St. Michael Nursing Scholarship will be available beginning in the 2015 Fall semester. The scholarship will provide $1,000 per semester to four nursing students who meet stringent academic standards and maintain a 3.0 GPA in the Texarkana College nursing program.

Chris Karam, CEO/President of CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System, presented the scholarship program, along with Susan Landreaux, Executive Director of the CHRISTUS St. Michael Foundation, and Dean Barry, a Texarkana College alumnus and CHRISTUS St. Michael Foundation Chairman in the Dr. William R. Patterson Health Sciences Center at Texarkana College..

“Texarkana College leads the way in offering higher education credentials at an affordable price, and the new CHRISTUS St. Michael Scholarship Program is another means to make college more accessible for our high-achieving students,” said Courtney Shoalmire, Dean of Health Sciences at Texarkana College. “We are honored that CHRISTUS St. Michael, where many of our nursing students will find employment when they graduate from our program, is investing in our students’ futures.”

Karam said that having great nurses come to CHRISTUS from Texarkana College helps them provide great care to their patients.  “We are not about being average, we are about being great,” said Karam.

Texarkana College President James Henry Russell



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