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Salem grad awarded RMC Auxiliary scholarship

The Rockdale Medical Center Auxiliary recently awarded Salem alumnus Kerrie Grunnet a $1,000 scholarship from the Elizabeth Wilmot Bull Memorial Scholarship Fund at their June 4 meeting.

Grunnet, a native of Conyers who attended Salem High School, will be attending the Medical College of Georgia this fall. She recently graduated from The University of Georgia where she earned a Bachelor of Biological Sciences degree. She completed a minor study in Public Health.

The scholarship is awarded by the Council on Auxiliaries/Volunteers of the Georgia Hospital Association. Each hospital auxiliary that is a member of the Council submits applicants from their community. To qualify, the application has to have already been accepted to a University or College and pursuing a degree in the medical field. The Council's scholarship committee chooses the recipients from all over the State of Georgia.

Rockdale Medical Center Auxiliary President Rachel Woolridge said of Grunnet's achievement, "This was an honor for Kerrie, as well as our Auxiliary. We are proud of her accomplishments."

During the meeting, three members were honored for 20 years of volunteer service to Rockdale Medical Center. Tom Scarborough, Velda Jones, Joyce Collins were recognized for their service and presented with a plaque. Bridgitte McMillan was honored for 26 years of volunteer service.

The slate of incoming Auxiliary officers was also announced. They are Kathy Methier, President; Ken Childers, President-Elect; Tom Dougherty-1st Vice President; Carol Childers-2nd Vice President; Joyce Collins-Treasure; Joan Chilcott-Correspondence Secretary; Jeanne Jalbert-Secretary; Martha Bradshaw-Parliamentarian; Walter Brown- Chaplain.