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Nurses, Inc. Presents Scholarships at Luncheon

By Times Staff Writer
Columbus, GA – Nurses Inc., which stands for Nurses United for Research Scholarship Education and Service, recently held The All White Pauline T. Wright Nursing Scholarship Luncheon with The Legacy Continues theme: “Investing in the Future of Nurses.” Nurses, Inc., Nurses United for Research, Scholarship, Education, and Service, is a local grassroots organization that consists of Registered Professional Nurses. The President is Mrs. Deloris Doleman and Vice President is Dr. Gail Jones.
The Mistress of Ceremonies was Ms. Dee Armstrong, news anchor for WLTZ (NBC television affiliate). The program opened and closed with the Invocation and Benediction by Rev. Dr. Emmitt S. Aniton, Jr., pastor-Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. The Welcome/Occasion was presented by Ms. Sonja Tate, Nurses, Inc., Public Health Nursing Program consultant. Next, followed the Introduction of Nurses, Inc. A Musical Selection was next played by Mr. Fred Jones “Sax Man” and he did another number on the program before the Remarks by Atty. William Wright and Mrs. Deloris A. Doleman. Grace was said followed by a delicious luncheon. Interesting Remarks were done by Attorney William J. Wright and Mrs. Deloris A. Doleman, president, Nurses, Inc. 

Ms. Kim Hayes, Nurses, Inc., Clinical instructor, Columbus State University, delivered the Introduction of the Speaker. Then came the Speaker with warm applause from those in attendance. The dynamic speaker was The Honorable Carolyn Fleming Hugley, Georgia House of Representatives-District 136. The luncheon guests were very impressed by the timely message of Georgia State Representative Hugley. A Legacy Tribute was shared by Dr. Sherika Derico, Nurses, Inc. and Associate professor of Nursing at Columbus State University.

The Pauline T. Wright, Nursing Scholarship Presentations were announced by Ms. Wanda Johnson, Nurses, Inc., Clinical nursing consultant. The Memorial Scholarship Presentations were revealed by Mrs. Gwendolyn Johnson, Practice administrator, Columbus Cardiology Associates, P. C. At this year’s scholarship luncheon: Shanika Mulrain and Jashaylah Johnson both Columbus Tech nursing students received scholarships in honor of Pauline T. Wright, a nursing pioneer of our community who influenced healthcare for more than 60 years.Pamela Green, a CSU nursing, student received a memorial scholarship in honor of Mrs. Veola D. Porter, nurse and mother of Mrs. Deloris Doleman, President of NURSES, INC.

Marquez Mims, a Columbus Tech nursing student, received a memorial scholarship in honor of Ms. Lachelle Y. Stewart, daughter of Mrs. Rubbie Stewart-Daniels, NURSES, INC. member. St. Luke Ministry Center was where the 2019 Scholarship Luncheon was held on Saturday, June 15 at 11:30 a.m.