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Employees receive education assistance

Employees receive education assistance

Two employees at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor have received assistance to continue their education through Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s Employee Education Assistance program.

Samantha Flickinger, CNA

Samantha Flickinger (above, left) is planning on using the scholarship she received to take summer classes.

“I was inspired to apply for the scholarship when I was told that I was qualified. At first, I didn’t think I had been working at the Presbyterian Manor long enough. I have applied for scholarships before but had never gotten one,” said Samantha.

Samantha is a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and has worked at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor almost a year and a half.

“The scholarship is helping me get through my schooling at the University of Kansas. A few of my classes I am currently taking help me understand medical terms and their meaning. This helps with any medical term one of my fellow nurses could say to me and may not think to explain. I am planning to go into the medical field after I get bachelor’s degree,” said Samantha.

Emma McClelland, administrative assistant

Emma McClelland (above, right) plans to apply her scholarship for furthering her education in the Certified Medication Assistant (CMA) program at Neosho, Kansas.

“I applied for this scholarship to further my education. I also applied so that I could help the residents and staff at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor,” said Emma.

Emma is currently an administrative assistant to the director of nursing. She also works some shifts on the weekend as a CNA. She’s worked on our campus since 2010.

“This scholarship will help me to help the residents more. This is something that is going to help me in the long run to become a great nurse once I enroll in nursing school,” said Emma.

The education assistance program provides funds to employees for accredited educational programs leading to a certification, license or degree. Applications are accepted and reviewed every spring. To be eligible, employees must have been employed at Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America for at least one year at the time the award is made (usually mid-summer). Funds are paid after the successful completion (a “C” grade or higher) of the approved course and can be used to cover tuition, fees and books.

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