Kevin Dejoie of Arden, NC, is the 2019-20 recipient of the Arthur Everett Wood Endowed Nursing Scholarship at Mars Hill University.
Dejoie is a senior in the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in the university’s Judge-McRae School of Nursing.
The scholarship is awarded to a student with demonstrated need who maintains high grades overall and within science classes, who demonstrates leadership qualities, is passionate and compassionate, is invested in and committed to the calling of nursing, and who demonstrates caring and community service. It was established in memory of Art Wood, a member of the Mars Hill class of 1947 and a Mars Hill professor of mathematics and physics from 1949 to 1991. This is the second year this scholarship has been awarded.
Bob and Corny Wood, Art Wood’s son and daughter-in-law, visited the MHU campus last week to meet Dejoie and congratulate him on his selection for the Wood Scholarship.
Mars Hill University is a premier private, liberal arts institution offering over 30 baccalaureate degrees, as well as master’s degrees in criminal justice, elementary education, and management. Founded in 1856 by Baptist families of the region, the campus is located just 20 minutes north of Asheville in the mountains of western North Carolina. The university’s Asheville Center for Adult and Graduate Studies is located on Airport Road in Arden.
For more information, please visit www.mhu.edu