GTEC is delighted to announce that we have selected Joanne Tapia as the fall 2018 winner of our Lamar State College Lamar State College – Port Arthur RN Scholarship.
Joanne Tapia was awarded a $500 scholarship from Golden Triangle Emergency Center’s Port Arthur facility on Tuesday, October 30th. Joanne realized her calling in nursing as a result of her mother’s battle with epigastric cancer. Joanne was by her mother’s side throughout the ordeal and it fell to her to translate the doctors’ and nurses’ words into her mother’s native language. This in turn helped her realized the need for bilingual nurses.
“By being a nurse, I knew I was not just going to help her but many more people who needed care, reassurance or guidance. Unfortunately, my mother passed away in the year of 2014, due to epigastric cancer, although it was heartbreaking for me I decided to continue pursuing my career in nursing for her and my community.”
We laud Joanne’s dedication and we also want to note that this is her second time applying for the scholarship, thus further demonstrating her dedication to achieve her goals. She wants to let everyone who applies know not to give up if they aren’t selected for a scholarship the first time because they might have more success the next time! We are please to award Joanne this $500 RN scholarship and are excited to see what the future holds for her.
Golden Triangle Emergency Center’s goal is always to provide the resources, including health information our community needs to stay safe and healthy. However, when sickness or injuries do strike, Golden Triangle Emergency Center is there 24/7, 365 days a year with gold standard in emergency and industrial care.
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