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Nursing students benefit from scholarship donation

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March 08, 2011

A long-time member of the Georgia College Foundation Board of Trustees has donated funds to endow the Dr. Samuel and Mrs. Ellen S. Goodrich Scholarship for nursing.

“I feel that an education is one of the most important things that you can give,” Mrs. Ellen GoodrichMrs. Ellen Goodrichsaid Mrs. Ellen Goodrich, a former nursing faculty member at Georgia College. “I have been so impressed with the students who come to Georgia College and just love it here.  I want this scholarship to provide an incentive and a reward for students who want to learn and who love what they are learning.”

Undergraduate and graduate nursing students will be eligible for the scholarship. Mrs. Goodrich also expressed appreciation for the faculty who “take such a personal interest in the success of these students. Students tell me how much they really care.”   

A native of Savannah, Mrs. Goodrich earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the Medical College of Georgia and a master’s from Emory University. She married the late Dr. Sam Goodrich and they have four grown children. 

Active in Milledgeville and state-wide, she is a former district president of the Georgia Federation of Women’s Clubs; a current member of the State Board of the Garden Club of Georgia, having served as Azalea District Director; a member of the Medical College of Georgia Foundation Board, and a docent at Lockerly Hall, among other activities. She serves as a board member of the Georgia Women of Achievement.

Mrs. Goodrich currently is serving her eighth consecutive year on the Georgia College Foundation Board, chairing the trustee development committee and sitting on the executive committee.  She first joined the board in 1991 and is a past chair.

ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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