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Marisa Wright, Certified Nursing Assistant/Oral Medication Tech at Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab, was awarded the Dr. Tony Anthony Scholarship on Tuesday, August 14. Dottie Anderson and Robin Martin were both on hand for the presentation of the $500 award.

The Anthony Scholarship was made from a donation from the Anthony Family in gratitude for the care Dr. Anthony received while he was a resident of Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab. The scholarship is available annually to an employee of Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab to further their education.

“I want to help people to the best of my ability, and I know that there is always more to learn,” says Marisa. She is excited for the opportunity to learn more and showcase her skills in a field of work that she truly loves and having the ability to help others.

Her future plans include attending Hawkeye Community College for their Nursing program this fall.

Additional information on the scholarship programs available through Virginia Gay Hospital and the Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation can be found on their website at www.myvghfoundation.org/scholarships

Marisa Wright; Dottie Anderson; and Robin Martin, Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation Director (From left to right) stand together for the presentation of the 2018 Tony Anthony Scholarship award.