Mardian J. Blair Scholarship

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Mardian J. Blair

Adventist Health System has undertaken a business endeavor which provides endowments to benefit the allied health and business programs at the Adventist colleges in the Southern and Southwestern states.

The company, Adventist Care Centers, Inc. (ACC), is managed through a partnership between Sunbelt Health Care Centers (SHCC) and the Adventist educational institutions. "Adventist Care Centers will expand awareness and the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church while supporting and providing endowments for higher education programs," said Glenn Choban, president of SHCC. "These endowments will result in a continuing flow of funds for partnering colleges through the acquisition and operation of nursing homes."

Recipients of the Mardian J. Blair Endowed Scholarship for Healthcare Management are graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in on-campus programs at SWAU who are pursuing careers in healthcare management, financial management, or related finance curriculum, nursing administration, long-term care or a related academic discipline that would be compatible with the goals of this scholarship program to support healthcare-related professions.

Recipients will have a minimum 3.5 GPA in their major and a 3.25 overall GPA, they will have demonstrated the potential for leadership as observed by instructors, must have the recommendation of the department chairs, and must be of high moral character.


Students Recipients 

2020-2021-Edgar Zelidon, Eden Ward 

2019-2020 -Clara Jimerson,Rufaro Mutanga, Tania Schmidt

2018-2019 -Alisha Davis, Veronica Carbajal, Rufaro Mutanga

2017-2018 - Divianna Garcia, Paola Garcia Carvajal

2016-2017 -Divianna Garcia

2015-2016 - Alvin Aqui , Hien Hyunh & Felipe Lacerda 

2014-2015 - Hien Hyunh , Brittany Anne Lacerda 

2013 -2014 - Abeer Abunjimeh , Felipe Lacerda & Nhat Nguyen 

2012-2013 - Hien Hyunh , Ngoc-Tam Nguyễn & Anna Semakula 

2011-2012 - Kristofer Henderson , Jotham Kasibante , Jordan Spivey 

2010-2011 - Jotham Kassibante , Ngoc-Tam Nguyen ,Diana Ruibola & Wei Li Yuen 

2009-2010 - Cynthia James , Jotham Kassibante , Carolina Prado & Nathan Thomason 

2008-2009 - Lisa Burt , Louis Cruz , Cynthia Jaimes & Stanly Palit 

2007-2008 - Tessa Bryan , Ya Gao , Daniel Mainda & Stanly Palit 

2006-2007 - Cheryn Clapp , Michele Crunk , Ya Gao , Rachel Savage  & Bryan Sellege