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Athens Technical College Student Gets Helping Hand from Burrell Scholarship

Athens Technical College Student Gets Helping Hand from Burrell Scholarship graphicDate: July 23, 2014

Writer: Don Nelson

Heath Baker, of Arnoldsville, Ga., an emergency medical services technician and Athens Technical College student, recently won a 2014 Burrell Endowment Scholarship to help him further his goal of working in the nursing profession.

Baker was one of two scholarship recipients announced by the Burrell Endowment Scholarship committee members. He was presented with a $1,000 scholarship that is provided through the Burrell Endowment with the Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation. The Endowment was established in 2007 by Zeb Burrell, M.D. and his wife, Lenette Burrell, R.N., M.S.N., Ed.D.

Baker is currently completing his first year of courses in the associate of science degree program in Nursing. He has been serving as an Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate (EMT-I) with Madison County EMS in Danielsville full-time for nearly 11 years, and he also works part-time as an EMT-I at Elbert County EMS when needed.

Baker earned a bachelor of science degree in agriculture from the University of Georgia, and he completed his EMT-I program with Athens Technical College. His work history includes being a broiler flock supervisor and working as an EMT-I.

The Arnoldsville resident eventually would like to earn a bachelor of science degree in Nursing. He is interested in working in either an emergency room or intensive care unit where he can utilize what he has learned in both his emergency medical services and nursing experiences.

The Burrell Endowment was established to provide scholarships that support individuals’ initial or continuing education in a health-related field at an accredited college or university. The annual scholarship of $1,000 covers tuition, books, or fees and is awarded to an individual age 30 or older who is a resident of Elbert County and/or employed full-time or part-time at a health care facility in Elbert County.

For additional information about the Burrell Endowment, contact the Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation office at (706) 213-2558.

Photo caption: sitting, left to right, are Lynne Munumer, Dr. Lenette Burrell, and Dr. Janet Wiley; and standing, Heath Baker

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Sherry Abrams
(706) 583-2552