Bernadine Whittington Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Snyder Village’s Nichole Sparks

Nichole Sparks, Chillicothe, was awarded the Bernadine A. Whittington Memorial Nursing Scholarship in August at Snyder Village in Metamora. Made to honor the late Snyder Village Assisted Living resident by her sons, the scholarship was established to reward a current Snyder Village employee pursuing a nursing degree.

Nichole currently works in social services at Snyder Village. Pictured above: Nichole and Marge Cunningham, director of Social Services at Snyder Village. The college graduate is returning to Methodist College to complete their RN/BSN program. Applicants were required to submit an essay which was used to select the winner of the $1,000 scholarship.

Pictured during the scholarship check presentation are, from left to right: Keith Swartzentruber, executive director of Snyder Village; Angie Watkins, director of Snyder Village Assisted Living; Dale Whittington; Paul Whittington; scholarship recipient Nichole Sparks; Kim Whittington; and Lisa Dean, director of nursing at Assisted Living.