Congratulations to our 2013 Plymouth Harbor Foundation Scholarship recipients! These recipients represent dedicated and motivated employees at Plymouth Harbor and we are very proud to be able to assist them with their educational pursuits. These scholarships are made possible through the generosity of our donors and are 100% funded through charitable donations.
Jacqueline Barbieri—$2000 Nursing Education Scholarship
Jackie has been employed for five years by Plymouth Harbor as a full time LPN in Home Care. She has been accepted into the RN program at State College of Florida this fall. Her plans after graduation are to continue to advance in her career at Plymouth Harbor.
Tara Mitchell—$2000 Nursing Education Scholarship
Tara joined the Plymouth Harbor staff over seven years ago as a certified nursing assistant. She later became an LPN and currently serves as a charge nurse in the Smith CareCenter. It’s a family affair for the Mitchells. Tara’s mother, Yolanda, was a long-time beloved member of our housekeeping department. Tara is currently enrolled at State College of Florida to earn her RN status to increase the care she can provide for others.
Edwin Santiago—$1500 Bea Davis Memorial Scholarship
The Bea Davis Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of a cherished housekeeper who served the residents of Plymouth Harbor for 38 years. This scholarship supports educational opportunities for housekeeping employees and their immediate family members. It was recently awarded to Edwin Santiago, the son of Elizabeth Santiago, a five-year employee of Plymouth Harbor. Edwin is enrolled and currently attending classes to become a physical therapy assistant.
Cindy Taylor—$2000 Nursing Education Scholarship
Cindy is a full time LPN in Home Care and Independent Living. A member of the Home Care staff for over 11 years, Cindy is pursuing her RN credential at State College of Florida and wishes to continue to provide excellent service to the residents of Plymouth Harbor.
Nancy Thompson—$1500 General Education Scholarship
Nancy, a CNA, is a Lead Restorative Aide in the Smith Care Center. Understanding the importance of proper diet, meal intakes, food consistency, and weight on the quality of life for our SCC residents, Nancy wishes to pursue her Certified Dietary Manager credential through the University of North Dakota Online and Distance Education program. Nancy has been with Plymouth Harbor for 1 1/2 years.
Yaima Comas – $2000 Jane T. Smiley Scholarship
Yaima Comas is the first recipient of the Jane T. Smiley Scholarship established by a gift to the Plymouth Harbor Foundation from resident Jane Smiley to provide an annual scholarship to benefit Plymouth Harbor employees. Yaima has been a member of the Home Care staff as a certified nursing assistant for nearly three years. She is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration.