Ann Albert Memorial Endowed Nursing Scholarship Program
When Nurse Ann Albert passed away in 2002, her colleagues at First Health chose to establish a memorial for her with a scholarship for nursing students at Sandhills Community College. Albert’s commitment to nursing was impressive. Her dedication to the vocation was evidenced by her continuation to work, despite enduring chemotherapy.
After graduating from Forsyth Hospital, she began her career as a labor and delivery nurse in 1972 at Moore Memorial Hospital, later renamed First Health. She eventually became the hospital’s head nurse in labor and delivery, ending her tenure as the operating room’s director. Albert was respected in her profession by many, and the creation of the endowed scholarship in her memory resulted in hundreds of contributions from her co-workers, friends and family members. Her colleague Ed Tem, a nurse anesthetist, recalled that she had high values and always did the right thing. He found that Albert led by example, making it easy for others to follow.
The Ann Albert Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to an Associate Degree Nursing student who are single parents with financial need. Preference will be given to second year students.