Morning Pointe chooses a student each year who is majoring in health services and senior living administration.
“We are very thankful to Morning Pointe for making this scholarship available to our students and for their commitment in growing awareness of the opportunities in the senior care industry,” said Lisa Kuhlman, associate professor of business at Southern. “This year, the scholarship was awarded to Noemi Lozano. Noemi is a first-generation college student and believes that God led her to this field to serve others. She is passionate about the senior industry and wants to ensure those in her care feel seen, heard and respected. We strongly believe that this industry is led by those who have a heart for service and a head for business, and Noemi will be one of those leaders.”
Morning Pointe developed the endowment in 2017 anticipating the growing need for qualified caregivers and other senior living professionals as a large segment of the population continues to age.
“When I got the news from my advisor that I had been chosen as the scholarship recipient, I felt extremely happy and I called my mom right away,” said Lozano. “We prayed over the phone to give thanks to God because we had been praying for some type of financial aid for the following school year. Overall, this scholarship has given me a boost of motivation because it is assisting me to continue studying.”
Lozano is currently a junior health services and senior living administration major at Southern Adventist University.
Founded in 1997 by Tennessee healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and Franklin Farrow, Morning Pointe Senior Living owns and operates 38 assisted living, personal care, and Alzheimer’s memory care communities in five southeastern states.