Platt College congratulates student Amber Wood, the first recipient of the Joe Lee Memorial Scholarship. Platt College partnered with the Colorado Nurses Foundation (CNF) who facilitated the applications and awarding of the scholarship. The CNF, located in Aurora, is dedicated to improving health care and nursing practice in Colorado, and is devoted to creating nursing excellence through the promotion of educational and scientific activities and community based projects.
Vice President of Academic Affairs at Platt College, Dr. Julie Basler, remarked that "this scholarship meets the mission at Platt College to foster life-long learning individuals and communities. The scholarship represents the College's commitment to nursing opportunities for Colorado residents to encourage them to serve our communities in all aspects of patient-centered care. As a long-time contributor to the College, Joe Lee's vision in higher education was to make education directly related to a successful and meaningful careers. This annual scholarship represents the College mission, Mr. Lee's vision, and the Colorado Nurses Foundation's dedication to creating nursing learning opportunities that are consequential."
Amber Wood is Colorado native born in raised in the Denver metro area. Being the first one in her family to attend college has made it a long and difficult journey. As most people in medical field, life hardships led her to a career in nursing. She is currently in her senior year of nursing school. Amber currently works at Lutheran Medical center in Wheat Ridge in cancer services department. Upon graduating nursing school she would like to practice critical care/ emergency medicine.
Pictured (L to R) to recognize and celebrate Ms. Wood's acceptance of the scholarship is Tammy Ewing (Joe Lee's daughter), Brian Lee (Joe Lee's son), Amber Wood (student and scholarship recipient), Dr. Julie Basler, Platt College Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Dr. Jama Goers, Platt College Associate Dean of Nursing.
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