SPC Student Receives NAHBCU Scholarship

November 7, 2019

Alexa Saavedra, Strategic Communications Coordinator

SPC nursing student, Dorathy Tarpeh, received the National Association of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (NAHBCU) Title ill Administrators, lnc.'s 2019 Scholarship. 

The scholarship recognizes outstanding students enrolled in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) who have demonstrated outstanding academic and service records.

Tarpeh is originally from Monrovia, the capital city of the West African country of Liberia. She settled in San Antonio in 2016 and later enrolled in SPC’s Pre-Nursing program in January 2017.

During her time at SPC, Tarpeh has received several scholarships including the SPC Presidential Scholarship (2018), Alamo Colleges District Masters Leadership Program Scholarship and a scholarship through Project QUEST.

Tarpeh received her Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) Certificate in December 2018 and will be receiving an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in December 2019. She is currently in the process of transferring to Wayland Baptist University where she hopes to obtain her BSN. 

Tarpeh is currently employed at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital as an LVN in the telemetry unit where she works closely with patients in need of cardiac care. 

Click here to learn more about our Nursing: LVN/Military to ADN Mobility Program