Scholarship established at Co-Lin Simpson Co. Center in honor of "Nurse Connie" Magee
The Nurse Connie Scholarship was recently established with the Co-Lin Foundation. The scholarship, honoring the late Connie Magee of Magee, was gifted by Magee’s husband, David, and their four daughters, Nicole Magee Cheramie, Alisha Magee, Emily Magee, and Hannah Magee. This annual scholarship will benefit a Simpson County student pursuing a degree in nursing on either the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) track.
Magee was a graduate of Magee High School and the University of Southern Mississippi, where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Upon graduation, Magee worked as a registered nurse in the Magee community for over 25 years. Before she began working for the Simpson County School District, she cared for patients at Magee General Hospital, South Mississippi Homecare and Hospice, and Deaconess Homecare. For 12 years, students at Magee and Mendenhall Schools affectionately knew her as “Nurse Connie.”
Nursing was Magee’s true calling in life and her career gave her the opportunity to minister to many hurting people. Her desire was that young people in the community be afforded the same opportunity to serve others as she did, having a positive impact on healthcare in the area.
“We are honored to help carry on the legacy of Nurse Connie,” said Angela Furr, Interim Executive Director of the Co-Lin Foundation. “Her legacy of loving others and caring for her community will continue on for years to come. We are grateful to the Magee family for their gifts and support of the nursing students at Co-Lin in Simpson County.”
The Co-Lin Foundation provides approximately $275,000 in scholarships to more than 200 Co-Lin students annually. For more information on this, other Foundation scholarships, or to make a contribution to the Co-Lin Foundation, visit www.colin.edu/alumni-foundation or call Angela Furr at (601)643-8313. Gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible to the extent of IRS regulations.
CUTLINE: The Nurse Connie Scholarship was recently established with the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Foundation honoring the late Connie Magee of Magee. The scholarship was given by Magee’s husband, David Magee, and their four daughters. On hand for the presentation were front row from left, Alisha Magee, Emily Magee, Nicole Magee Cheramie, and Hannah Magee; back row from left, David Magee, Angela Furr, Interim Executive Director of the Co-Lin Foundation, and Dr. Dewayne Middleton, Vice President of Co-Lin Simpson County Center.