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Freeman Auxiliary Presents $14,000 to Local Nursing Programs

March 02, 2017

Funds help train the next generation of nurses.

Freeman Auxiliary presented $14,000 to seven local nursing programs. Nursing programs at Carthage Technical Center, Crowder College, Franklin Technical Center, Labette Community College, Missouri Southern State University, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and Pittsburg State University each received $2,000.

Each year, Freeman Auxiliary members raise money through Freeman Gift Gallery, raffles and various events. In addition to supporting nursing programs, Freeman Auxiliary supports programs such as Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, Ronald McDonald Charities of the Four States, the Chaplains Fund and Turnaround Ranch. Freeman Auxiliary also purchases wheelchairs and other needed hospital equipment.

(left to right) Debbie Morgan, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College; Heather Van Lue, Crowder College; Cheryl Smith, Labette Community College; Linda McIntosh, Freeman Program Manager of Volunteer Services, Jewett Conrad, Acting Freeman Auxiliary Board President; Paula F. Baker, Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer; Dee Bohnenblust, Labette Community College; Vivian Jackson, Missouri Southern State University; Pam Thurman, Franklin Technical Center; Shelly Hartley, Franklin Technical Center; Cheryl Giefer, Pittsburg State University; Marcia Fletchall-Wilmes, Missouri Southern State University; Mary Cayton, Carthage Technical Center