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Navicent Health honors teen volunteers with scholarship

Three Middle Georgia students who volunteered with Navicent Health now have extra money for college after receiving the Don Faulk scholarship/Perry Smith (WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- Three Middle Georgia students who volunteered with Navicent Health now have extra money for college after receiving the Don Faulk scholarship.

The hospital awarded Garrett Patterson, Samantha Tillman and Morgan Brown with funds through a scholarship named for former Navicent Health CEO Don Faulk.

Faulk called the students' dedication is impressive.

"To be associated is an incredible honor that the auxiliary gave me and it's just a real pleasure to watch these young people and hear the hours that they are putting and the jobs that they are doing all on a volunteer bases there giving of themselves for others and that's a lesson we should all learn," said Faulk.

The three scholarship winners gave a combined 1,400 hours of volunteering at different branches of the hospital.

Navicent Health said that those who donate their time through its Teen Volunteer Program serve in the hospital's Elder Life Program, Emergency Center, General Pediatrics, Heart Tower, Wellness Center and more.

Patterson volunteered at Navicent Health's downtown Macon facility, Tillman volunteered at its Peach County hospital and Brown volunteered with the Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital.

All of the teen volunteers help staff with everyday tasks and work with patients and visitors.


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