Two DCCC students receive $500 scholarships

Vincent Marshall
Dodge City Daily Globe

During the spring semester every year, the Dodge City LIONS Club presents a scholarship to local students in nursing and technical departments at Dodge City Community College.

According to Dodge City LIONS Club member Charles Wilkerson, the scholarships are for $500 each.

This year the recipients are Yamilet Avila Alarcon and Hannah Pittman.

According to Wilkerson, Alarcon is a Level 1 nursing student who graduated from Dodge City High School in 2018 and is the daughter of Norma Alarcon and Jose Luis Avila.

She is a member of the DCCC Student Nurse Association and has gone on to be involved in various volunteer jobs such as organizing a food sale for a nonprofit, volunteered at church with the nursery and acted as an interpreter for Spanish speakers during doctor visits.

Once completing her associate's degree at DCCC in nursing, Alarcon plans to pursue a bachelor's degree in nursing and wants to work in a birthing center to assist with delivery and in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Pittman is a 2019 graduate from Dodge City High School and is the daughter of Amanda and Bill Pittman.

She is majoring in building construction and has been involved with DCCC construction of a new home, chaperoning church events, horseback riding for special needs children and assisting with church nursery. After college, Pittman plans on working as an inspector with an additional goal of receiving a Bachelor of Education Degree.

"Congratulations to Yamilet and Hannah," said Wilkerson. "The members of the LIONs Club wish you both the best of luck as you continue with your education and careers."

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