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Georgia Southern nursing students receive 2018 Abbie Lorene DeLoach Memorial Scholarships

Georgia Southern University nursing students Jayda Anderson, Kelli Shiver, Taylor Wallace received 2018 Abbie Lorene DeLoach Memorial Nursing Scholarships.

Georgia Southern University nursing students Jayda Anderson, Kelli Shiver, Taylor Wallace received 2018 Abbie Lorene DeLoach Memorial Nursing/Kappa Delta Scholarships during the second annual Abbie DeLoach Foundation Scholarship Luncheon held in April.

A total of nine students were awarded scholarships totaling more than $175,000 in memory of Abbie DeLoach, one of five Georgia Southern nursing students tragically killed in a car accident in April 2015.

“Criteria exemplifying Abbie’s compassion, commitment to the community and competitive spirit are utilized each year when selecting recipients,” reads a statement from the Abbie DeLoach Foundation.

Abbie DeLoach Foundation officers include her father and president, Jimmy DeLoach, her sister and vice president Anna DeLoach and her uncle and Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach, who serves as treasurer.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 27,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.

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