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Courtney Young

Courtney Young of Mulberry, AR is a repeat Degen Scholarship recipient and working on her bachelor’s degree in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.

She will graduate in May 2023.

This young mother of two (a seven-year-old daughter and a six-week-old son!)  will do very well and after graduation, plans to work and live in the River Valley Area.

Best of luck to you, Courtney!!

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Gabriel “Gabby” Wright

Gabriel “Gabby” Wright of Fort Smith, AR is attending the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville to achieve a master’s degree in Speech-Pathology. Her anticipated graduation will be May 2024.  As a child, Gabby received help from a speech pathologist to overcome a problem with pronouncing her “r’s” and this gave her confidence in her day-to-day life. She later shadowed a speech pathologist and decided this would be something she really wanted to do as a way to help people – especially children and the elderly. She plans to come back to the Fort Smith area

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Rebecca Warnock

Rebecca Warnock of Fort Smith, AR attends the University of Central Arkansas to achieve a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She will graduate in May 2023.  This young woman will make a wonderful nurse as she wants to comfort patients and their families during hospital stays and provide them with understanding, patience, and care.

Rebecca will have a huge impact on her patient’s lives and outcomes.

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Sarah Tolbert

Sarah Tolbert of Fort Smith, AR attends the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and is working towards her MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  Her anticipated graduation date will be May 2025.  She has been part of the Degen Foundation “family” since 2021. Sarah feels her family was very encouraging and inspired her to go into this field – as her father is a physical therapist. We look forward to seeing what Sarah will accomplish once she graduates.

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Jillian Swain

Jillian Swain is currently residing in Russellville, AR, while she attends the University of Central Arkansas. She is a BSN and working towards her Family Nurse Practitioner degree and will graduate in May 2023. She and her husband, Blake, welcomed a new baby girl to the family this year! Congratulations, Jillian!

We know once she graduates, she plans to return to our area.