Mar 07, 2017 | Advancement , Foundation

Columbia State Announces Morning Pointe Scholarship Recipient

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. – March 7, 2017) - - - The Morning Pointe Foundation has recently partnered with Columbia State Community College to present the first Morning Pointe nursing scholarship.

Adam Moritz, Columbia State nursing student and recipient of the Morning Pointe scholarship, is pursuing a career in critical care nursing.

“This scholarship is a huge blessing and a tremendous honor,” said Moritz.

The scholarship was established by the Morning Pointe Foundation to engage exceptional nursing students and encourage a growing workforce in the senior health care field. This partnership offers opportunities for students to do clinicals at Morning Pointe facilities, for Morning Pointe professional providers to serve as guest speakers and advisers in Columbia State programs and for Columbia State graduates to help sustain the senior health care workforce.

“We thank Morning Pointe Foundation for their involvement in the community and for their commitment to students in the health care field,” said Bethany Lay, Columbia State executive for advancement and executive director of the Columbia State Foundation. “These are the students that will one day be the providers for us or our loved ones.”

Morning Pointe communities are committed to being the provider of choice for assisted living and Alzheimer’s care services. There are four Morning Pointe locations in the Columbia State service area – Columbia, Franklin, Brentwood and the newest opening in Spring Hill.

The Morning Pointe Foundation is expanding its partnership with area colleges to raise awareness of growing career opportunities in geriatrics. To learn more about the Morning Pointe Foundation Scholarship, visit

Morning Pointe scholarship presentation
Photo Caption:
Steve Stewart, Morning Pointe of Franklin executive director; Debbie Fields, Morning Pointe regional director of healthcare operations; Lori Hoeger, Morning Pointe Foundation executive director; Adam Moritz, Columbia State student Morning Pointe scholarship recipient; Tyner Brooks, Morning Pointe of Brentwood executive director; Bridget Barger, Morning Pointe of Columbia Life enrichment director; Tyler Sneed, Morning Pointe of Columbia executive director; Barbara Blum, Columbia State nursing director; Brittany Wilkinson, Morning Pointe of Columbia resident services director and Bethany Lay, Columbia State executive for advancement and executive director of the Columbia State Foundation.

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee’s first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, one of the largest higher education systems in the nation. For more information, please visit

Tennessee’s Community Colleges is a system of 13 colleges offering a high-quality, affordable, convenient and personal education to prepare students to achieve their educational and career goals in two years or less. We offer associate degree and certificate programs, workforce development programs and transfer pathways to four-year degrees. For more information, please visit us online at

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