Diagnostic and therapeutic sciences students awarded scholarships
Two students in the Georgia Southern University Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences have received the Mary Howden Gibson and Lois Gaddis Hamilton Memorial Scholarships from St. Joseph’s Candler Hospital Auxiliary, a part of the St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System.
Minhthu Huyen, a senior cardiovascular interventional science major, and Danielle Pentecost, senior respiratory therapy major, both received the award, which provides support for promising students who are accepted into a health professions or medical training program in Chatham County, Georgia.
“I do not have to worry about paying for my educational costs and it also allows me to concentrate on what matters to me most: my schooling and taking care of my young daughter who has cystic fibrosis,” said Pentecost.
In addition to receiving the Mary Howden Gibson and Lois Gaddis Hamilton Memorial Scholarship, Huyen was also awarded the Margaret F. Perryman Trust Scholarship.
“These scholarships will allow me to continue my studies in the CVIS program at Georgia Southern and help me obtain my goal of graduating at the top of my class,” stated Huynh.
The Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences is housed in the Waters College of Health Professions and offers undergraduate degrees in medical laboratory science, radiologic sciences and respiratory therapy.