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Scholarships

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Cheryl Garmon, DNP, RN, CASC

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Pearlie B. Marsh, LVN

Dr. Garmon attended Tyler Junior College (AD), Texas Eastern School of Nursing (ADN), University of Texas at Tyler (BSN, MSN, DNP), and Delaware Community College, Media Pennsylvania (RNFA).  Her quest for a career in healthcare began as a candy striper at 13 years of age.  After graduating from high school, she pursued academic preparations and graduated as a Diploma Registered Nurse in 1981.  Recently, she earned a degree as a Doctor of Nursing Practice with a focus in leadership.

Dr. Garmon job duties include: bedside nursing,    surgical nursing, ambulatory surgery leadership, trauma case management, case management leadership, and ophthalmology specialty surgery leadership.  She has achieved her Certification in Administrator of Surgery Center (CASC).  Dr. Garmon has served on numerous boards such as; Alzheimer's Alliance of Smith County, East Texas Crisis Center, and Board of Directors for Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society (TASCS).

Dr. Garmon is married to Bobby Garmon, and together they have two sons Robert (Raechelle) and Terrance (Jessica Ashley), and six grandchildren.  Dr. Garmon’s life work has been to impact the delivery of healthcare excellence through education, guidance, mentorship, coaching; and as a change agent, equipped to lead EBP changes for sustainable healthcare improvement.

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Fan Mel Scholarship

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Perkins Foundation

Margaret Perkins was born in Houston and taught junior and senior
high school English and history. She is a graduate of The University
of Texas at Austin. Margaret has been a board member for the Rusk
Independent School District, the Tyler Museum of Art and currently
serves on the board for the Literacy Council, the Women’s Fund and
the Fine Arts Committee of Tyler Junior College. President of the
Texas State History Museum Foundation in Austin, Texas, Chairman
of the History Museum Gala Event honoring Earl Campbell and Nolan
Ryan. Chairman of the multi -million dollar fundraising committee at
Tyler Junior College to renovate Wise Auditorium  into the current
Performing Arts Center. Margaret is a past president of the Texas
Committee of The National Museum of Women in the Arts in
Washington, D.C. She is a director, consultant and former branch
manager for Citizens 1 st Bank in Tyler. She is married to James I.
Perkins and they have two children, James Perkins, Jr., an attorney in
Houston, and a daughter, Laura Perkins, an attorney in Tyler.
Margaret and her husband live in Tyler, Texas.

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Dr. Chiagozie & Mrs. Okwuchi Nwasuruba

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Gwendolyn Holman Scholarship

Gwendolyn W. Holman started as a Nurse’s Aide on 3rd shift and became a Surgical Technician at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital (TMFH) without any formal education. Gwen took early retirement from TMFH after working there over 30 years. Recruited as a surgical technician at Heaton Eye Associates in 2012 she retired again in 2017. Gwen’s positive outlook and knowledge of her work was shared with many individuals. She always encouraged and celebrated with those who pursued educational goals.

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P & M Scholarship

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Fire Chief David Coble & Mrs. Shorronda Coble

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