Home News The TNHF Arline Richardson Scholarship will be awarded to VGCC Nursing Program Students

The TNHF Arline Richardson Scholarship will be awarded to VGCC Nursing Program Students

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(From Left to Right) Val Short TNHF Executive Director, Arline Richardson, and Eddie Ferguson VGCC Endowment Fund Director.

Triangle North Healthcare Foundation’s Board of Directors has recognized the service of long-time Foundation Board member Arline Richardson by naming its presidential scholarship at Vance Granville Community College in her honor.

The scholarship, named the TNHF Arline Richardson Nursing Scholarship, will be awarded to students enrolled in Vance Granville Community College’s 4-year bachelor’s degree nursing program.

For Richardson, education has been a driving force in her life.  She obtained her first degree, an associate degree, from the Bronx Community College in New York and later, she received bachelors and master’s degrees from Baruch College of the City University of New York.  Richardson, who lives in Henderson, also holds a master’s degree from N.C. State University.

“Mrs. Richardson has been an enthusiastic champion for scholarships during her tenure on the Foundation Board,” said Val Short, Executive Director of Triangle North Healthcare Foundation.  She served as chair of the Foundation’s scholarship committee since 2018.  Richardson has held positions on various boards at Maria Parham Hospital since 2006 and has been a member of the Triangle North Healthcare Foundation Board since 2011.

Vance Granville Community College’s RIBN program, the Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses program, is a partnership with A & T State University, which provides local students access to a four-year nursing degree while they attend classes at Vance Granville.