CAPTION: Back: Nursing Director Matt Wanta and instructor Shelly Tannehill. Students (l to r): Julia Haccou, Jessie Carson, Christin Hannah, Minerva Ceja, Angela Vasquez, and Katherine Craig receive $500 checks from Pink Ladies Scholarship Chairperson Barbara Martin.
The Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Pink Ladies Auxiliary awarded six $500 scholarships to Cerro Coso students seeking careers in nursing. CC nursing students Jessie Carson, Minerva Ceja, Katherine Craig, Julia Haccou, Christin Hannah, and Angela Vasquez, are all on track to graduate from the nursing program this December.
Founded by Jan Hoagland in 1958, the Pink Ladies Auxiliary raises money through various fundraisers, private donations, no bake-bake sales, garage sales, and proceeds from the Gift Shop to fund these scholarships. Their efforts support Ridgecrest Regional Hospital’s mission to provide outstanding health care in our community.