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PMMA scholarships support employee education, careers

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America has awarded scholarships to four Parsons Presbyterian Manor staff members: Rachel Schneider, Taylor Shearhart, Christy Trimble and Haley Walker.

Each woman is pursuing further education in a field related to their work in our community.

Haley Walker serves as the human resource manager, a position she has held for a year and a half. She will use her education assistance to defray the cost of earning her Certified Professional designation through the Society of Human Resource Management.

The opportunity to make connections and build relationships with employees is what originally attracted Haley to the human resources field.

“I enjoy being the person who has the first connection with the employee, and someone they can come back to whenever they need help,” she said. “This certification will help me expand my skillset so I can better serve the employees at Presbyterian Manor.”

Rachel Schneider, director of assisted living, and Christy Trimble, our quality assurance nurse, are both working toward their associate’s degrees in nursing, which will prepare them to become registered nurses. Taylor Shearhart currently works as a certified nursing assistant, and she is pursuing her certified medical assistant certification.

The PMMA Scholarship Program reflects the organization’s mission of attracting and retaining a well-qualified workforce. Private donations fund the scholarships, which are facilitated through PMMA’s Department of Giving. Employees who support the program may elect to have a small amount deducted from their paycheck each pay period.

Last year, the PMMA Education Committee awarded scholarships to 15 recipients totaling nearly $32,000 for the 2020-21 academic year.

Learn more about how to support the PMMA scholarship program by visiting Giving.PresbyterianManors.org/Education-Scholarships/.

Thanks to you, these employees received funds to pursue educational dreams and grow in their field of study.

The Employee Scholarship application process occurs in the spring for the next school year.