For Immediate Release:  September 21, 2017


ARMC Atlantic City Campus Auxiliary presents

Alexandria Dawson with

2017 Martha B. Keates Fellowship Award


The 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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ARMC Atlantic City Campus Auxiliary members congratulate Alexandria Dawson, of Mays Landing. The Auxiliary presented Dawson with its 2017 Martha B. Keates Fellowship Award with a reception in her honor September 20. Left to right are Rosalie Lopez, auxilian; Georgia Rudisill, Auxiliary treasurer; Linda Zarych, auxilian; Alexandria Dawson, 2017 Martha B. Keates Fellowship Award recipient; Audrey Fischer, Auxiliary president; Marilyn Wimberg; auxilian; and Rita Salerno, auxilian.


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Robyn Begley, DNP, RN, vice president and chief nursing officer, AtlantiCare, congratulates Alexandria Dawson of Mays Landing, recipient of the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus Auxiliary’s 2017 Martha B. Keates Fellowship Award.


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Alexandria Dawson, of Mays Landing, stands with her father, Reverend Thomas Dawson, left, and her mother, Adriane Dawson.


About the Martha B. Keates Fellowship Award

ARMC’s Atlantic City Campus Auxiliary founded the Martha B. Keates Fellowship Fund in recognition of Keates’s community service, Auxiliary membership and support of the nursing profession. Fellowship application is open to enrolled nursing students or those pursuing nursing education. Applications are open to Atlantic County residents who are high school graduates enrolling or enrolled in a nursing program, or who have completed the pre-requisites of a nursing program.

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AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger, is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,500 employees and more than 900 physicians serve the community in nearly 90 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008 and 2013.


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