Big Kenny Awards Scholarships To Two Students
March 24, 2010 at 3:43 PM (PT)
GLOTOWN/LOVE EVERYBODY artist BIG KENNY awarded scholarships to two students, JODI SOUTHERLAND and JENNY HUNT, for their work in the APPALACHIA regions this past THURSDAY (3/18). SOUTHERLAND plans to carry out her ASPIRE APPALACHIA work with OF ONE ACCORD, INC. Her focus is on the health challenges facing the rural elderly. HUNT will focus on prescription drug abuse, a significant public health problem in the coalfield areas of central APPALACHIA.
BIG KENNY made the generous donation through the HOPE THROUGH HEALING HANDS FOUNDATION to the COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH at EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY. The donation supported the creation of "The Alphin Scholarship to Promote the Integration of Research and Environmental Education in Appalachia."
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