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Rockville Student Receives Gertrude M. Eaton/ Board of Advisors Scholarship

November 27, 2006

Rockville, Md. – Rockville resident Margaret Noonan, a University of Maryland School of Nursing student at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), Rockville, has been awarded the Gertrude M. Eaton/Board of Advisors Scholarship for the 2006-2007 academic year.

Noonan, a student leader who is highly regarded among the faculty and her peers, holds a 3.875 GPA. She transferred to USG from Montgomery College, where she was a Dean's List student with a 4.0 GPA, and was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Noonan, a single mother who is devoted to “caring for and creating a better life for her young son,” volunteers at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, and is a member of a local Gymkana Troupe that performs gymnastics exhibitions which advocate for a drug free life.

“I am eager to begin my nursing career and to dedicate my life to helping others achieve their healthiest potential,” says Noonan, who hopes to further her education by returning to school for an advanced degree in the health care field.

The Gertrude M. Eaton/Board of Advisors Scholarship, in honor of the dedication and services of Dr. Gertrude M. Eaton, former executive director at USG, is awarded annually to one eligible undergraduate, degree-seeking student enrolled in any of the programs at USG. The minimum award is $500 annually.