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Five local students receive scholarships from Nacogdoches Medical Center
Posted 06 - 17 - 2019

NACOGDOCHES, TX (JUNE 3, 2019) – Five local high school students will be headed to college with a scholarship from Nacogdoches Medical Center (NMC). Each year the hospital awards deserving students $1,000 to help start them on their college journey. This year five exceptional students were selected from among dozens of applicants.

“We are pleased to be able to help support the future goals of our local students,” said Phil Koovakada, NMC CEO. “There are so many extraordinary young women and men in our community. These five stand out as the best of the best. We wish them much success in their college careers.”

This year’s winners are:

-         Molly Mason - Joaquin High School

-         Mikayla Whitlow - Mt. Enterprise High School

-         Rebecca Mathis -Timpson High School

-         Macey Jo Hanson - Timpson High School

-         Sharmaine Sison - Nacogdoches High School

Applications for the NMC scholarships are available at all area schools.

About Nacogdoches Medical Center

Nacogdoches Medical Center is a 161-bed acute care facility located at 4920 NE Stallings Drive in Nacogdoches, TX. The hospital serves as the anchor of NMC Health Network and has provided for the medical and health care needs of East Texans for more than 40 years. Designed to improve access to healthcare services in Nacogdoches and Shelby counties and the surrounding communities, NMC specializes in emergency services, women’s health, cardiovascular medicine and surgery, open heart surgery, cancer care, orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery. Extensions of the network include NMC Imaging Services, the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Nacogdoches, NMC Wound Care Services, NMC Loma Laird Cancer Center and NMC Shelby Emergency Services. NMC is recognized by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about the facilities that comprise NMC Health Network, please visit

Cutline Info: Molly Mason - Joaquin H.S. is shown in the individual picture. Group photo, left to right  - Mikayla Whitlow - Mt. Enterprise H.S.; Rebecca Mathis -Timpson H.S.; Macey Jo Hanson - Timpson H.S.; Sharmaine Sison - Nacogdoches H.S.

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