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Reade Receives Shaw Nursing Scholarship

Moberly Area Community College practical nursing student Rachael Reade recently received the Thelma Shaw Memorial Scholarship to assist with educational expenses.

Reade has always been interested in a nursing career but only recently started pursuing her dream. The Moberly High School graduate lives in Macon County with her husband, Andy and two daughters, Kamryn and Jordyn. She plans on continuing her education after graduation through the Accelerated Associate Degree in Nursing (AADN) program at the Moberly Campus.

"I want to be an LPN for two main reasons," Reade explained, "First, so that I can help people; especially those that cannot help themselves. And second, to be in a profession where the learning never stops and where I can make a difference in someone's world."

Thelma Shaw, a life-long nurse, served communities on the east coast for many years. The Shaw Scholarship is awarded to one student each year in the Practical Nursing (PN) program and provides 50% of fees, tuition, clinical and technology fees, and required textbooks for the length of the program. Once the award recipient completes the PN program's three semesters of coursework and graduates, the scholarship follows them into AADN program. As in the PN program, it pays for 50% of specified fees & textbooks. The student has the option to work as a Licensed Practical Nurse for several years before returning to school.


Moberly Area Community College Practical Nursing student Rachael Reade (center) recently received the Thelma Shaw Memorial Scholarship. Terry Bichsel, Practical Nursing Coordinator (far left), Suzi McGarvey, Director of Career & Technical Programs and Susan Arment, Director of Institutional Development, presented the scholarship to Reade during one of her classes.



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