PNH Department of Volunteers awards Scholarships


From Special Reports

 The Piedmont Newnan Hospital Department of Volunteers recently awarded $10,000 in scholarships to students who are children or dependents of full-time and part-time Piedmont Newnan Hospital employees.

“It is an honor to be able to assist the children and dependents of our hospital employees with their education costs,” said Jeannie Johns, Piedmont Newnan volunteer coordinator and a member of the scholarship selection committee. “We receive numerous applications each year and it is a joy to read about the goals these young adults have and ways they will impact our communities in the future.”

The Piedmont Newnan Hospital Department of Volunteers Scholarship is funded by proceeds from the Poplar Shop gift shop and sales from events throughout the year and awarded to students pursing post high school education.

This year, five recipients were each awarded a $2,000 scholarship. The winners included:

  • Emma Kemink, daughter of Paul Kemink, Clinical Manager of Surgical Services, who attends Morehouse School of Medicine and will be entering into the Physician Assistant Program his fall.
  • John (Jack) Palmer, son of Jennifer Palmer, Cancer Wellness, who graduated from Newnan High School in May and will attend the University of Georgia this fall, studying Political Science and Philosophy.
  • Ashleigh Smitherman, daughter of Randy Smitherman, Supply Chain, who attends Truett McConnell University and is in their Nursing Program.
  • Bryson Swartz, son of Andrea Swartz, Dietary Nutrition, who graduated from Northgate High School in May and will attend Truett McConnell University this fall, studying Exercise Science.
  • Anne Williams, daughter of Timothy Williams, Information Services Director, who graduated from Coram Deo Classical School in May and will attend the University of West Georgia this fall, studying Nursing.

“Congratulations to all of our scholarship winners,” said Johns. “We wish you much success in your future education and hope this scholarship makes a positive difference in your lives.”

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