Gipson Receives William M. Bess Scholarship to Attend SAHEC

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Oct. 24, 2003 – Beverly Gipson of Sikeston, Mo., has been awarded the William M. Bess Scholarship at the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center (SAHEC), a satellite campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

This scholarship is to be applied towards incidental fees for the 2003-2004 academic year.

The William M. Bess Scholarship, which is given in memory of Bess, is awarded to a student attending SAHEC.  This endowed scholarship will provide Gipson with a $594 award this academic year.

Gipson is currently enrolled in several courses offered through SAHEC by Three Rivers Community College (TRCC), a partner with Southeast.  She plans to apply to the TRCC LPN/RN Bridge Program in November.  She has a grade point average of 3.6.  Gipson is married and has six children.  She is employed full time by the Missouri Delta Medical Center.