2015 Maude Bigford Scholarship Recipient: Felicia Doolin

By Margaret Doyle

Felicia Doolin, a senior in the nursing program from Holly, is not only a devoted student—she’s devoted to helping others as well. Through Alpha Xi Delta, which she’s been in for three years, Felicia has embraced mixing community service with her college career.

Felicia at the ceremony she attended for receiving the Jerry, Mary, and Marie Ford Nursing Scholarship

Felicia at the ceremony she attended for receiving the Jerry, Mary, and Marie Ford Nursing Scholarship

“This is an organization that has given me more than I can possibly give back,” she said. “I have made lifelong friends, gained a support system, and learned that service to others is the greatest gift you can give.”

Along with her work in Alpha Xi Delta, Felicia is an active member of the Honors Program. She feels it’s played a large part in her love of service through providing great service opportunities.

Felicia also participates in numerous events including Wellness Wednesday and Follow Up Fridays on campus, a program that is a collaboration of CLACS and the Personal Counseling Center. Felicia also participates in Walk Now for Autism at Ford Field, the Honors Peer Mentor Program Program, The Big Event, Bulldogs in Action, and she is a certified hospice volunteer.

Felicia said the Maude Bigford Scholarship really caught her eye because she met all the qualifications and had never applied for a scholarship directly related to the Honors Program. She feels she must’ve been chosen because she has continued to uphold Honors standards through her service and academics.

After college, she plans to prepare for the NCLEX in order to earn her RN degree, pursue a career in mental health in the Grand Rapids area, and eventually go back to school in order to receive a degree as a psychiatric nurse practitioner.

Additional achievements of Felicia’s include the Michigan Coke Scholarship (2012), Dean’s Scholarship (2012 – Present), Michigan Competitive Scholarship (2012 – Present), Honors Residential Life Scholarship (2012 – 2014), Jerry, Mary, and Marie Ford Nursing Scholarship (2015), Dean’s List (2012 – Present), and the 4.0 Semester Award (Spring 2014).

Congratulations to Felicia on her award and her devotion to her school and helping others!

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