Richards receives Eliza Pillars RN of MS nursing scholarship

Pictured are (left to right) ADN instructor Dr. Tiffany Cox, Tonya Spells, ADN student Lyric Richards of Madison and ADN Chair Dr. Alice Austin at the 2019 Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses of Mississippi District IV Scholarship Gala on Dec. 13. Richards, a sophomore on the Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus, was awarded a scholarship during the “An Evening with the Stars” gala.
Pictured are (left to right) ADN instructor Dr. Tiffany Cox, Tonya Spells, ADN student Lyric Richards of Madison and ADN Chair Dr. Alice Austin at the 2019 Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses of Mississippi District IV Scholarship Gala on Dec. 13. Richards, a sophomore on the Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus, was awarded a scholarship during the “An Evening with the Stars” gala.

Holmes Community College Ridgeland Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) sophomore Lyric S. Richards of Madison received a scholarship during the 2019 Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses of Mississippi District IV Scholarship Gala. Held on Dec. 13 at Fondren Hall in Jackson, the gala theme was "An Evening with the Stars." ADN instructor Dr. Tiffany Cox, ADN adjunct instructor Tonya Spells and ADN Chair Dr. Alice Austin attended the event with Richards.

"I would like to congratulate Lyric for completing all requirements to be eligible for this award," Dr. Austin said.

Prior to beginning nursing school at Holmes, Richards earned a Bachelor of Science from Mississippi University for Women (MUW) in 2018.

"Lyric is a nontraditional student with an undergraduate degree already in hand," Dr. Cox said. "So, I think she takes her academic endeavors seriously and has pre-knowledge of what it takes to get the job done. The characteristics of compassion, sincerity, hard-work, humbleness and a Christian love are what Lyric personifies on a daily basis and some of the things that will assist her in being successful in the nursing profession. I congratulate Lyric on receiving the competitive Eliza Pillar's Scholarship and hope that she will remember this achievement and use it to motivate her to continue learning and being an active part of her community."

For more information about the ADN program at Holmes, contact Dr. Austin at (601) 605-3419 or aaustin@holmescc.edu.

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