March 18, 2015

STEVE O'KEEFE
College Relations

Carterville, Illinois - The John A. Logan College Scholarship Committee has awarded the Gladys, Carolyn and Jake Rendleman Nursing Scholarships to Jennifer Bonifield of Carbondale and Summer Galloway of Marion.

The $1500 scholarship is awarded to a John A. Logan College Nursing student who possesses a true dedication to the profession of nursing and has demonstrated the potential of becoming a registered nurse.

“I was surprised and excited to learn I was named a recipient of this scholarship. I am very grateful for this opportunity. This was such a pleasant surprise for my last semester of nursing school. As someone who is working full time to pay for school, this is going to be very helpful,” said Jennifer Bonifield.

An endowment established by Jake and Carolyn Rendleman and Mrs. Gladys Rendleman funds the two scholarships each year. Jake Rendleman’s Mother, Gladys Rendleman worked for many years as a registered nurse. She attended the Holden Hospital School of Nursing in Carbondale in the 1920s and worked at what is now Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

“Nursing is a profession that I have the utmost respect for. We are happy to be able to help these bright students achieve their goals. When you support a student by providing a scholarship you are investing in more than just that student, you’re investing in your community,” said Jake Rendleman.