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Gina2 Grace Smith’s parents Eric & Laura Smith, presenting the Grace E. Smith Scholarship to Gina Williamson

On behalf of the Southeastern Technical College (STC) Foundation and the family of Grace Smith, STC announced Gina Williamson as the recipient of the annual Grace E. Smith Memorial Scholarship.

“It has been a pleasure getting to know Gina as the recipient of this year’s Grace E. Smith Memorial Scholarship. She is an excellent student and is currently in the Practical Nursing program on Southeastern Tech’s Swainsboro Campus. I know she will be successful in her future nursing career and she will represent STC well,” said Blythe Wilcox, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement.

This $1,000 scholarship was established in 2014 by the friends and family of Grace Smith, the daughter of Eric and Laura Smith from McRae, Georgia and Community Hospice. The scholarship is awarded once per year to a student in a health care program.

Grace lost a 10-month battle with cancer in 2013, at twenty years of age. Grace’s choice to live in peace and hope for a future not only inspired her family and community, but all who came in contact with her. Grace’s memory and her legacy of love and inspiration live on through the work and generous donations of those who support the Grace E. Smith Memorial Scholarship. You may learn more about Grace and her journey at http://www.dayofgrace.org/.  

“Being touched by hospice in my own family put an additional consideration on working in hospice care,” said Gina. “I thank the Smith family for offering this scholarship opportunity and allowing me to continue my dream of becoming a nurse.”

Gina resides in Lyons with her husband and their two sons. 

Congratulations to Gina!

For more information on scholarship opportunities at Southeastern Technical College, visit www.southeasterntech.edu or call (912) 538-3100 or (478) 289-2200.


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