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Verizon Foundation awards nursing scholarship to Regina Lacombe from the St. Luke's School of Nursing at Moravian College

Regina Lacombe(BETHLEHEM) - Regina Lacombe has been selected as the first Verizon Foundation Scholar in Nursing at Moravian College. Lacombe, junior nursing and psychology major at Moravian College, is the daughter of Robert and Beatrice Lacombe of Andover, Connecticut.

The $2,500 nursing scholarship will be presented to Lacombe on Monday, March 11, at 1:30 p.m., in the St. Luke's School of Nursing at Moravian College offices in Collier Hall.

The Verizon Foundation Scholar in Nursing is awarded to a student enrolled in the bachelor's nursing program. Criteria for the scholarship selection includes: earned cumulative GPA of at least 3.00; Junior status in the curriculum; full engagement in the college community; demonstrated leadership presence or potential; documented financial aid need; and a recommendation by the nursing faculty.

"We are pleased with the Verizon Foundation's generosity and this scholarship will allow us to recognize the achievements of an outstanding nursing student and provide financial
support," said Janet Sipple, R.N., Ed.D., dean of the St. Luke's School of Nursing at Moravian College. "In today's health care environment it is important to encourage more men and women to choose nursing as a profession. Scholarships such as the Verizon Foundation Scholar in Nursing at Moravian College will help us with that goal."

The Department of Nursing at Moravian College in partnership with St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem, provides nursing majors with a wide ranges of choices. Students have access to the resources of a liberal arts education and a nursing curriculum based on a holistic approach to heath, pursuing careers as clinical, occupational, health, community mental health, school, and emergency room nurses.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the web site at www.moravian.edu.