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Nursing students awarded scholarships from veteran organization

Nursing students awarded scholarships from veteran organization

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).

several students and veterans with a certificate

Pictured are the nursing students who received scholarships from the Allegany County Chapter of The Forty & Eight organization, along with members of the organization. Students pictured are, front row from left to right, Ashlyn Brown, Haley Burton, and Jessica Norris; second row, second, third, and fourth from the left Lyla Corwine, Ashley Powell, and Jennifer Vanskiver; and third row, second and third from the left, Shane Grandusky and Matthew Burns. Not pictured is scholarship recipient Christy Lee.