Left to right: Tyler Murphy, Taylor Retherford, Alexandra Gott, Serena Hare, Reagan Carr, Emma
Houston, Shana Irwin, Kellie Matheny, Tabatha Caskey, Alexandria Cox, Taylor Vericker, Charlotte
Jennings, Arianna Wayer, Brecken Rushing, Kelsi Bowers, Nicole Meier, Leah Busby, Emma Rice, Megan Bywater, Kierce Due, Stephanie Foster, Billy Sutton, and Jeremy Mesey
POCAHONTAS, AR November 1, 2019 – For the Fall 2019 semester, 23 practical nursing students were
awarded $4,600 in BRTC Leave a Legacy scholarships.
In May 2015, the graduating practical nursing (PN) class realized the financial hardship many PN
students faced during the last semester of the nursing program. They decided to create the Leave a
Legacy Scholarship to help future PN students in their last semester. This scholarship helps students pay
for fees associated with the Arkansas State Board of Nursing licensure. Each graduating class has
continued the legacy through fundraising activities.
For more information about BRTC’s practical nursing program, contact Director Tonya Hankins at (870)
248-4174 or email her at Tonya.Hankins@blackrivertech.edu.