HHI RESIDENT RECOGNIZED FOR COMMUNITY COMMITMENT
Eleanor Lightsey was recognized by Beaufort County Council for her “commitment and dedication to the community” in making it a better place to live, work and play. She served the Lowcountry on various boards such as South Island Public Service District Board, Programs for Exceptional People, Forest Beach Owners Association, Board of Osprey Village, Community Vision of Hilton Head, Lowcountry Autism Foundation, Hilton Head Heroes and Safe Harbor and Turtle Trackers. In her professional career, she was named executive vice president of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors and became business manager for LowCountry InsideTrack, Ltd.
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE LOWCOUNTRY AWARDS $500,175 IN GRANTS
In the third and final cycle of the Town of Hilton Head Island’s American Rescue Plan Act State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds COVID-19 grant process, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry awarded $500,175 in grants to 15 nonprofit agencies. The latest grants awarded to local nonprofits were $236,110 for food programs; $92,665 for education and childcare; $89,400 for health and mental health; and $82,000 for emergency housing assistance. For more information, visit cf-lowcountry.org
MOSSY OAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S NURSE NAMED SUPPORT STAFF OF THE YEAR
Mossy Oaks Elementary School’s nurse, Jodi Knorr, was named Beaufort County School District’s 2022 “Support Staff of the Year.” Knorr was selected based on a support staff application consisting of essays describing one’s role within the district; how they contribute to student achievement; and how they inspire, motivate, challenge others, and encourage excellence.
THE HOSPITAL AUXILIARY AWARDS GRANT TO TCL NURSING STUDENTS
The Hospital Auxiliary awarded Technical College of the Lowcountry nursing students Chelsea Selner and Dean Smith $2,000 each, funded through Power:Ed. The Power:Ed grant given to local nonprofits to help South Carolina students succeed is a philanthropy of South Carolina Student Loan Corporation. Selner and Smith attend TCL’s nursing program while working at Hilton Head Hospital.
LONG COVE FUND AWARDS $290,300 IN GRANTS
Long Cove Club said the Long Cove Fund has awarded $290,300 in grants to 46 area nonprofit organizations. The Long Cove Fund provides grants in the areas of health, housing, hunger and education in Beaufort and Jasper counties. Since 2003, $1,850,541 in grants has been awarded to local nonprofits. For more information, visit longcoveclub.com.
MICHAEL ANTHONY’S HOSTS CHARITABLE COOKING CLASS
Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana recently sponsored a hands-on pizza-making class for members of Pockets Full of Sunshine, a charitable organization dedicated to providing vocational training and social opportunities to adults with disabilities and special needs.
STUDENT RECEIVES GIRL SCOUTS GOLD AWARD
Hilton Head High School senior Delcie Swift received the Gold Award from the Girl Scouts of the USA in recognition of her in-depth study of shark species. Her presentation is on display at the Coastal Discovery Lab at the Coastal Discovery Museum. Swift’s project includes charts, diagrams, books and craft activities – including shark teeth – and focuses on issues such as extreme overfishing, poaching of sharks worldwide, and the general lack of understanding about sharks.
TCL’S HEALTH SCIENCES PROGRAMS ACHIEVE 100 PERCENT PASS RATES
Several of the Technical College of the Lowcountry’s health sciences programs recently achieved a 100 percent pass rate on national licensing exams: radiologic technology, physical therapy assistant, massage therapy, nursing (2nd quarter cohort) and medical assisting programs. Of the 49 students enrolled in the programs, all passed the various national licensing exams required to work in their fields, said TCL’s Dean of Health Sciences Joey Swearingen.
USCB NAMES FIRST MEN’S BASKETBALL COACH
Ron Fudala will be the first men’s basketball coach at University of South Carolina Beaufort. Fudala had been the associate coach at NCAA Division II Indiana University Pennsylvania for the last four seasons. He helped the Crimson Hawks win 91 games during the last three seasons. USCB, which will compete in the Peach Belt Conference, will begin play in the 2023-24 season.
MEMORIAL HEALTH EARNS EMERGENCY CARDIAC CARE CENTER DESIGNATION
Memorial Health University Medical Center has been designated a Level I Emergency Cardiac Care Center by the Georgia Department of Public Health. The hospital is the first in southeast Georgia to earn this distinction, which recognizes the state’s highest level of emergency cardiac care.