Recent Berry College graduate Emilee Burroughs has been selected to participate in the 2017 Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Student Entrepreneur Program next month. Burroughs created a Christ-centered, fashion-forward magazine Anointed as part of an entrepreneurship class taught by Management Professor Paula Englis. “I really want to spread the word about [Anointed] and get it into as many hands as possible, and this conference will help with that,” said Burroughs, a McDonough resident. “Additionally, I will be able to meet and learn from women who run their own companies. I value learning from mentors; I have so much to learn, and I can’t wait!” Burroughs will attend the conference June 18-23 in Las Vegas, all expenses paid. The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council provides female entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn, network and engage with regional partner organizations, more than 14,000 certified women business enterprises and 300 corporate and government members. Through the program’s curriculum, mentoring, off-site visits, programming, and pitch competition, the Student Entrepreneur Program helps women on their entrepreneurial journey and in their career aspirations.
On radio Friday morning: Recent Berry College graduate Emilee Burroughs — who has been selected to participate in the 2017 Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Student Entrepreneur Program next month to talk about a Christ-centered, fashion-forward magazine she created called “Anointed” — joins us at 7:40 a.m. on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM and online at wrga.streamon.fm
The Metropolitan’s United Methodist Men will host their Annual Fish Fry on Saturday, June 10, from 10: a.m. until sold out. This is always a great fellowship occasion and the meals really sell out quickly for a modest donation of $10 per plate. The menu includes your choice of Whiting or Catfish, plus slaw, green beans or baked beans, bread, dessert and beverage. You are cordially invited to join us for the food and fellowship. Details: Please call Metropolitan at 706 291-8660 or Allen Shropshire at 706-802-1659.
Five Cartersville Medical Center nursing service employees received top awards during the annual Nurses Week Appreciation Ceremony at the hospital. The individuals were nominated based upon specific criteria and selected by their peers.
- Often the first person seen when entering the CMC Emergency Department entrance, Keith Duncan, PCT received the Patient Care Tech of the Year award. Duncan always has a smile on his face and a “can-do” attitude. He greets and registers patients with compassion, maintains composure in every situation and helps manage the flow of patients in a very busy emergency department.
- Melissa Shorrock, RN and nurse manager of the medical/surgical floor, 2 North, is the recipient of the Nursing Manager of the Year award. Shorrock’s peers referenced her attention to detail, consideration and appreciation of staff and her ability to bring everyone together as a team.
- Named Nursing Director of the Year, Cheney Fennell, RN is the director of throughput. Responsible for the flow of patients throughout the facility, Fennell is described by her peers as calm, professional, graceful, compassionate and always willing to assist staff. One individual even referenced Fennell as “the house superwoman”.
- An all-around favorite by staff and patients alike, Rosanna Sanders, RN, received the Heart of Nursing award. Nominated by her peer and friend of ten years, the entry included, “Rosanna’s smile greets patients with a warm welcome” and “Her patients come first and it shows when you work with her”.
- Nominated by a peer for extraordinary care during her mother’s severe illness, Teresa Stone, RN, director of critical care services, was named the Daisy Award Winner for the first quarter of 2017. The entry included, “My mom was in Nashville and very sick. I could not figure out how I was going to care for her there when my home, family and job were all in Georgia. Teresa said, ‘Let’s bring her here!’ Later, on Christmas Day, I was alone with my mom, who was suffering, and knowing that hospice was the next step. I had no family or friends with me, until (Teresa) walked in. I was trying to be so strong for my mom and be her rock, that I never realized how much I needed someone to be there for me. Teresa was my family when I did not have any. I cried on her shoulder and she made sure I was taken care of.”