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Sokol receives Armstrong Education Scholarship

Providence Medical Center Foundation President, Sandra Bartling, has announced the 2017 recipient of the Marjorie L. Armstrong Education Scholarship.

This year’s scholarship winner is Lexi Sokol of Wayne, currently in her second year of the Physical Therapy Assistant program at Northeast Community College in Norfolk.

Lexi Sokol

Sokol graduated from Wayne High School in 2015 and obtained an Associate of Science degree in Athletic Training in May of 2017. In the meantime, she applied to the PTA program at Northeast Community College, was accepted and will be graduating with an Associate of Applied Science degree in August of 2018.

The Marjorie L. Armstrong Endowment Scholarship provides financial support to members of the Providence Medical Center staff and/or their immediate family members, and was created by the late Marjorie L. Armstrong through a Charitable Gift Annuity with the hospital foundation.

“Each year since its inception, Marjorie Armstrong’s scholarship continues to positively impact the lives of our people,” Bartling said.

Sokol was awarded the sum of $900 from the Providence Medical Center Foundation.

“As a member of the Armstrong Scholarship Selection Committee, I feel we have awarded this year’s scholarship to a deserving individual that will be an asset to our community,” said Bill Claybaugh, chairman of the PMC Foundation.

Lowell Johnson, a long-time member of the Board of Directors of the PMC Foundation, said, “We have talented young staff working at PMC who are planning a career in health care. We’re so fortunate to have people like Marjorie Armstrong making permanent investments in our future that allow us to help our young people with their health care education costs.”

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