WHITEVILLE, NC (WECT) - The president of a Wilmington-based foundation was so impressed to learn of the generosity of Southeastern Community College’s most recent Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) class, she immediately penned a check to the SCC Foundation to match the class gift, which will benefit ADN students graduating in 2013.
Anna Erwin, president of the Cape Fear Memorial Foundation (CFMF) was perusing WECT’s Communities website when a headline piqued her interest. It read, “SCC Associate-Degree Nursing Class Leaves Legacy.” The article explained that Sue Hawks, SCC executive dean of institution advancement, made the College’s 2012 ADN class aware that some of their fellow students were postponing the final step in becoming a registered nurse because they lacked funds to sit for the NCLEX, the state licensing exam.
“We had raised monies throughout the year and had failed to put all of the funds to good use,” stated Wes Gray, 2012 ADN class president. “To date, 100 percent of the graduates from our class, that have taken the board exam, have passed. We do not want any future graduates to postpone sitting for the NCLEX due to lack of funds. We decided that our gift of $1154.50 would alleviate financial stress for some of the 2013 graduates.”