Thursday, March 20, 2014

New Nursing Digs AND Foundation Scholarships a Win-Win for Student Shannon Baker

Many TTC students are happy to be attending classes in the new, high-tech, energy-efficient Nursing and Science Building, but nobody is more ecstatic than Shannon Baker.

"I'm very excited about our new nursing building, particularly the simulation labs," says Shannon.  "Simulations offer us an opportunity to practice nursing skills and experience scenarios that we may not get a chance to encounter in the clinical setting before we graduate."

Shannon enrolled at Trident Technical College to begin pursuing a nursing degree in January 2012. As a single parent, the decision to return to school was not an easy one, but she was determined to finish her education and knew that the hard work and sacrifice would pay off in the end.

And so far it has.  Not only has Shannon maintained a 4.0 GPA, but she is now enrolled in the accelerated nursing program.  This means she will be able to provide a better life for her family a whole lot sooner.

Her hard work and sacrifice has paid off in another way.  This year, Shannon received not one, but two TTC Foundation scholarships, the Bill and Sarah Settlemyer Scholarship and the Michael O'Shaughnessy Scholarship by Carolina Real Estate Services.

"After becoming an RN, I hope to eventually pursue a master's degree in nurse mid-wifery, so those scholarships will really help relieve some of the financial burden of school," says Shannon.  "I am honored to have been chosen to receive them."

So are we, Shannon!

Check our the TTC Alumni and Friends Facebook page to see photos of the new building!

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