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Nursing Student Awarded National Scholarship

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Community College student Donna Barkdoll received a prestigious national scholarship.Barkdoll, a Tigard resident, was one of 350 students who were awarded $1,000 each from the Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program. She has maintained a grade-point average of 3.58 while raising three boys, working and actively participating in the community. She is a PCC nursing student with the goal of becoming a nurse practitioner specializing in pediatrics. She also has volunteered for many organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America as a Cub Scout leader.Barkdoll plans to graduate from the PCC nursing program in 2004. "What I enjoy most is interacting with people, sharing what I know and helping them in the process,"said Barkdoll, a single parent. "I understand the importance of a college education and how it will provide a better future for me and for my family. Volunteering allows me to spend quality time with my children and gives me the opportunity to help other families."The Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program complements the Coca-Cola Foundation’s Scholar’s Program, which awards more than $1.8 million annually in college scholarships to 252 outstanding high school seniors. All recipients demonstrate academic success and complete 100 hours of community service within the past 12 months.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »


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