Angelica G. Muns Nursing Scholarships - Spring 2017

Posted at 5:30 pm on 02/24/2017
February 24, 2017


CONTACT:   Barbara Fitos
Phone: (352) 804-0306
Email: [email protected]

Angelica G. Muns Nursing Scholarships Awarded by

The Community Foundation for Ocala Marion County


Ocala, Fla 2/24/17 – The Community Foundation for Ocala Marion County is pleased to announce the Spring 2017 Angelica G. Muns Nursing Scholarship recipients.  Two of our Fall 2016 recipients were eligible again for the recurring scholarships – Aleida Martinez and Kristie Navarro.  Aleida will complete her Associates degree in Nursing at the College of Central FL in December 2017.  Kristie completed her AS in Nursing in December 2016 and is now seeking her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of Central FL.   Kristie is the recipient of the Therese V. McPherson Scholarship for nursing students who “bridge” programs toward an advanced nursing degree.   This scholarship was established by Dr. Lon McPherson, former SVP of Medical Affairs at Munroe Regional, in loving memory of his wife Therese.

Eight (8) new scholarships in the amount of $2000 each were awarded to the following nursing students:

Christopher Glenn/Jacksonville University

Luke Bishop/College of Central Florida

Melissa Balkcom/Rasmussen College

Ronni Carter/Rasmussen College

Lauren Dresher/Rasmussen College

Caroline Pettellat/Rasmussen College

Magan Watts/Rasmussen College

Cidney Williams/Rasmussen College

The awards ceremony was held on Thursday, January 26th at the new campus of Rasmussen College School of Nursing graciously hosted by Dean Karen Guty.

Administering the Muns Nursing Scholarship is in keeping with the overall mission of the Community Foundation to serve as a – CONVENER – COLLABORATOR – CATALYST – for community building.   The Foundation serves as a centralized portal for philanthropic giving and a unified voice for all local non-profit entities and the causes they champion.

For more information on the Community Foundation for Ocala Marion County please visit  or contact Barbara Fitos, Executive Director, at (352) 507-8116. 


From Left to Right:  Dean Karen Guty, Kristie Navarro, Melissa Balkcom, Luke Bishop, Ronni Carter, Lauren Dresher, Magan Watts, Cidney Williams, Barbara Fitos

Beth McCall (l) & Barbara Fitos (r)

With Therese McPherson Scholarship Recipient

Kristie Navarro (c)


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