Three Sauk Valley Community College students have been awarded the KSB Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship for 2010-11. From left to right in photo, Christa Nord, Rock Falls; Jacob Gardner, Sterling; and Heather A. McClure, Milledgeville; were honored by Jan Bessert, president of the KSB Auxiliary. Each student received a $990 award that was delivered through the Sauk Valley College Foundation.
Christa Nord, a student in Sauk’s ADN program, carries a 3.8 grade point average. She plans to pursue a career as a registered nurse and consider earning an advanced degree in the future. Christa is a 1998 graduate of Herbert Hoover High School in Toledo, Iowa.
Jacob Gardner is a radiologic technology major. He plans to graduate from Sauk in 2011 with an Associate in Applied Science and continue his education specializing in MRI and CT. Gardner, a 1998 graduate of Sterling High School, is the son of David and Cheryl Gardner of Sterling.
Heather McClure is a student in Sauk’s ADN program. She plans to graduate in 2012, and earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) while working as a registered nurse. A 1992 graduate of Eastland High School, Heather is the mother of a 10-year-old son.
The KSB Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship is awarded to full-time Sauk students who are in financial need and plan to go into the health careers field. Scholarship recipients are selected by the Sauk Foundation's Scholarship Committee.
The Sauk Valley College Foundation is a non-profit corporation that helps to broaden the educational opportunities and services that SVCC provides for its students. Each year the Foundation distributes scholarships that total more than $160,000.