Two Georgia Southern University Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences students received the Mary Howden Gibson and Lois Gaddis Hamilton Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is sponsored by St. Joseph’s Candler Hospital Auxiliary, a part of the St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System.
Minhthu Huynh, senior cardiovascular interventional science (CVIS) major, and Danielle Pentecost, senior respiratory therapy major, both received the award, which provides support for promising students who are accepted into a health professions or medical training program in Chatham County, Georgia.
Pentecost, a Savannah, Georgia native, discussed how the scholarship has benefited her. “I do not have to worry about paying for my educational costs and it also allows me to concentrate on what matters to me most: my schooling and taking care of my young daughter who has cystic fibrosis.”
In addition to receiving the Mary Howden Gibson and Lois Gaddis Hamilton Memorial Scholarship, Huynh, also a Savannah, Georgia native, was awarded the Margaret F. Perryman Trust Scholarship.
“These scholarships will allow me to continue my studies in the CVIS program at Georgia Southern and help me obtain my goal of graduating in the top of my class,” stated Huynh.
The Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences is housed in the Waters College of Health Professions and offers undergraduate degrees in medical laboratory science, radiologic sciences and respiratory therapy.