Southern Union State Community College is pleased to announce that Daiane Gist of Opelika has been awarded the Nan Gillenwaters Nursing Scholarship.  The scholarship is awarded to a second year nursing student who has displayed academic excellence as well as leadership in the college, community and church.

The scholarship was established in memory of Nan Sims Gillenwaters, a graduate of Southern Union’s nursing program, by family and friends.  Gillenwaters was a nurse for 30-plus years working at Lanier Memorial Hospital in Lanett, Clark-Holder Cancer Center in LaGrange, Georgia, and East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. 

“Nan’s attitude and dedication made her an outstanding nurse,” said Sam Edge, Gillenwaters’ cousin. “She was well respected by doctors and patients alike. She loved to give back to people, so we are so pleased to honor her memory by giving to these students in her name.”

For more information about this or any other scholarship opportunity at Southern Union, call the financial aid office at 256-395-2211.