ARMC Atlantic City Campus Auxiliary presents Alexandria Dawson with 2017 Martha B. Keates Fellowship Award

Keates presentation group shotThe AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) City Campus Auxiliary presented Alexandria Dawson, of Mays Landing, with the 2017 Martha B. Keates Fellowship Award September 20 during a reception in Dawson’s honor at the hospital.

Fellowship Award recipients must be pursuing a nursing education and are chosen based on academic achievement, career goals, community service, honors/awards, and student leadership. The fellowship is a $4,000 grant. Dawson will apply it to tuition at Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she will begin her sophomore year this month. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Dawson says she has particular interest in pediatric and in medical/surgical nursing. She says she hopes to eventually pursue a Master’s degree in nursing.

Dawson volunteered at ARMC Mainland Campus from January to June of 2015, where she assisted patients of and visitors to the hospital’s Center for Childbirth and at the hospital’s main information desk. She says volunteering affirmed her desire to become a nurse.

Dawson graduated from Oakcrest High School, where she was named to the National Honor Society and as a Distinguished Varsity Scholar for three years, in 2016. She was captain of the Color Guard during her senior year and was in the Oakcrest Choir. As a sophomore at Drexel, she has been selected as a member of the Drexel Campus Activities Board and is a member of the Drexel Student Nurses’ Association.

During her high school years, Dawson was an active member of her church and served as a youth worker. She volunteered as a member of the Juvenile Conference Committee at the Atlantic County Criminal Courts Complex in Mays Landing, New Jersey. She also participated in local food and coat drives.

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