Jonathan Combs of Winston-Salem, a nursing student at Surry Community College, has received the Paul B. and Rachel M. Moorefield Healthcare Scholarship.
The scholarship, established in 1992 by Dr. and Mrs. Paul Moorefield, is awarded to “high-achieving, second-year Surry Community College students who are pursuing careers in healthcare,” according to the college. Combs plans to stay in this area and hopes to apply his nursing training in an intensive care unit or an emergency room, the college said.
“The Surry Community College Foundation values the investment that generous donors make in providing student scholarships which enable students to pursue their educational goals and a brighter future,” said Marion Venable, executive director, SCC Foundation.
The scholarship highlights the Moorefield family’s continuing commitment to improving the health and well-being of this region’s citizens. This commitment spans 191 years which represents health-related years of service by the following members of the Moorefield family: Laurimer J. Moorefield, Sr., MD in Mount Airy for 54 years; Paul B. Moorefield, DDS in Mount Airy for 62 years; L. J. Moorefield, Jr., OD in Mount Airy and Inman, S.C., for 50 years and Rachel M. Moorefield, RN in Winston-Salem and Mount Airy for 25 years.
The Surry Community College Foundation is celebrating 50 years of serving as the support organization for Surry Community College in developing resources for student scholarships, program enhancement, faculty and staff support, and college expansion.