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Holmes nursing student Megan Morris awarded Dongineaux Award of Excellence

Holmes Community College nursing student Megan Morris of Brandon was chosen for the Oneita Dongieux Award of Excellence scholarship. The award, which comes with a $500 scholarship, was established through the Mississippi Nurses Foundation in honor and memory of Oneita Dongieux’s legacy. Morris was chosen as one of two winners from 500 nursing students in Mississippi.

“It is an honor that one of Holmes Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) students was chosen to receive the scholarship,” said ADN Department Chair/Assistant Director Dr. Alice Austin. “Megan is a respectful, pleasant honor student who will do well in the nursing profession. The Associate Degree Nursing program wishes her well as she continues her education and works as a registered nurse.”

The daughter of Kris and Scott Morris, Morris is a student on the Holmes Ridgeland Campus. She is active in Phi Theta Kappa honor society, the Social Problems Club and the Mississippi Student Nurses Association. Morris is also a McLaurin Elementary School reading tutor as well as a McLaurin High School volunteer for athletics and Beta Club. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking, decorating for holidays, enjoying the outdoors, fishing and boating, spending time with her boyfriend and family, and spending time with her two boxers and American bulldog.

In addition to the Dongineaux Scholarship, Morris was awarded the Mississippi Board of Nursing Scholarship, the Miller Transporters Scholarship and the Mississippi Trucking Association Scholarship. She is a President’s List scholar, as well.

“I am honored that I was chosen for Dongineaux Scholarship Award,” Morris said. “Following graduation from Holmes, I plan to sit for the Boards right away and work registered nurse in a metro area hospital while pursuing my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.”

For more information about the ADN program on the Ridgeland Campus, contact Dr. Austin at (601) 605-3419 or


IN THIS PHOTO: Pictured is Megan Morris, a Holmes Community College ADN student who received the Mississippi Nurses Foundation Oneita Dongieux Award of Excellence scholarship.

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