On Friday, June 2, the AdventHealth Gordon Foundation awarded scholarships to four local nursing and allied health students.
The AdventHealth Gordon Foundation established the Nursing/Allied Health Scholarship Endowment Fund for students interested in the health care field to pave the way for future generations of nurses and health care professionals right here in our community. Scholarship recipients, family members, foundation board members and AdventHealth Gordon team members gathered at AdventHealth Gordon for a breakfast and awards ceremony.
- Brianna Talley – Talley is a Sonoraville High School graduate of the class of 2023. Her accomplishments include graduating with honors, National Honor Society, 2-time recipient of the 212 Award, All American Cheerleading, Beta Club, Spanish Honors and becoming CNA certified.
- Ashton Avery – Avery currently works as an AdventHealth Gordon surgery tech. He graduated from Northwest Whitfield High School and is now working on his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain University College of Nursing.
- Naidia Rodriguez – Rodriguez graduated from Adairsville High School in 2022 on the A Honor Roll and is currently attending the University of West Georgia. She has been accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program starting summer of 2023.
- Cheyenne S. Chamlee – Chamlee currently works as a nurse in AdventHealth Gordon’s surgical services department. She graduated from Northwest Whitfield High school then obtained her CNA certification in 2016. Chamblee obtained her RN in 2020 and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University.
“The scholarship awards ceremony and breakfast was a great way to meet the scholarship recipients and their families. We enjoyed celebrating the recipients and learning about their career goals. The AdventHealth Gordon Foundation has given over $100,000 in scholarships over the years, and we are thankful for the opportunity to support students in pursuing or furthering their health care career,” said Jake Hager, AdventHealth Gordon Foundation director.