Summer Enrichment Program Concludes with Scholarship Awards

Summer Enrichment Program Concludes with Scholarship Awards

This year marks 32 consecutive years the Regional Medical Center (RMC) has offered local high school students the unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience on the daily activities involved in operating a comprehensive medical center.

The 2019 Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) participants recently rubbed elbows with medical center experts in a variety of clinical fields including surgery, cardiology, pharmacy, physical therapy, cancer care and radiology. “Their hands-on experience provided our enrichment students with valuable leadership skills that will be uniquely beneficial as they pursue future careers in health care,” said RMC Director of Volunteer Services Katie Christensen.

Participants of the SEP were given an opportunity to apply for the Mabry Scholarship and the Myers Scholarship established to assist students who are pursuing careers in health care. To become eligible for the scholarships, the SEP students had to meet a strong criteria that included performing community service, obtaining major scholastic achievements and fully completing the 2019 Summer Enrichment Program.

Caldwell Guinyard was awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the H. Filmore Mabry Scholarship Fund and Arianna Bowers was awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Dr. Irene Myers Scholarship Fund. This fall, Guinyard plans to attend the University of South Carolina and Bowers plans to attend Clemson University.

“In health care, we have the privilege of making a real difference in the lives of our patients, families and visitors. We do this by providing quality, compassionate care to everyone we touch every day. The Summer Enrichment Program is a great way for our young people to see just how rewarding a career in health care can be,” said RMC President and CEO Charles Williams.