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HARROGATE, Tenn. — Three Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Caylor School of Nursing (CSON) students have been awarded Lynn and Georgia Blake Endowment Fund scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Jenna Satterfield, of Harrogate, Tenn., Taylor McDonald, of High Ridge, Mo., and Bradley Wooten, of Williamsport, Tenn., are recipients of this year’s scholarships.

All are students in the Bachelor of Science in nursing program. The fund was established by Dr. Lynn Blake and his wife, Georgia, to benefit LMU nursing students.

A Knox County, Tenn. native, Dr. Blake was chief of pathology services and director of laboratories at East Tennessee Baptist Hospital from 1970 until his retirement in 2000. In that year he was appointed medical director of Medic Regional Blood Center in Knoxville and served in that capacity until his retirement from the position in 2011.

Medic is the only collector and supplier of blood and blood products for 24 regional hospitals, including all Knoxville hospitals. The center holds 3 to 4 blood drives each day of the work week for companies, organizations and communities in its 21 county service area.

Through the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Blake, the Lynn and Georgia Blake Endowment began at Baptist Health System Foundation, which became Mercy Health Partners Foundation in 2008, and is now held at Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee as the successor organization to Mercy Health Partners Foundation.

Associate of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in nursing, RN-Bachelor of Science in nursing and Master of Science in nursing degree programs are all available through the CSON.

Enrollment in the CSON has quadrupled over the last five years as new programs and concentrations have been added. 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the CSON at LMU.

For more information on any program of study offered by the CSON, call 800-325-0900 ext. 6324 or email rebekkah.pullen02@LMUnet.edu or sherry.pearman@LMUnet.edu.

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