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Gerding awarded Barbara Fleming Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Emma Gerding is the 2024 Recipient of the Barbara Fleming Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO). 

Emma is a 2023 graduate of Pandora-Gilboa High School and is attending Ohio Northern University, pursuing a degree in nursing. Emma has been working at MHCO for 2 years and is appreciated for her polite, courteous interactions with other staff and Elders. Emma shows leadership by training new employees and treating everyone with respect.

This award of $1000 provides scholarship support to an MHCO employee pursuing a degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse, a Registered Nurse, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a Master’s of Science in Nursing. 

Barbara Fleming, in whose honor the scholarship is made possible, was a resident of Mennonite Memorial Home from 1997-2000, was trained as a nurse and throughout her life exhibited the caring nature that characterizes the profession of nursing.