Nine nursing students were recently awarded scholarships from The Forty & Eight, a United States Armed Forces veteran honor society.
The organization, formally La Société des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux (The Society of Forty Men and Eight Horses), supports a number of charitable programs, including nursing training. Since 1955, the Forty & Eight has granted over $35 million to nursing students, helping to ensure the graduation of 35,000 Registered Nurses.
The Forty & Eight Allegany County Chapter awards scholarships to nursing students at ASC and Jamestown Community College (JCC).
During the scholarship award presentation at Alfred State, the students were presented with Forty & Eight emblem training pins.
This year brought the largest group of The Forty & Eight nursing scholarship recipients from ASC. The nine students are: Ashlyn Brown (Belfast), Matthew Burns (Andover), Haley Burton (Belmont), Lyla Corwine (Andover), Shane Grandusky (Almond), Christy Lee (Whitesville), Jessica Norris (Almond), Ashley Powell (Wellsville), and Jennifer Vanskiver (Canaseraga).