Student gets scholarship from Rotary foundation

From left: Martin Cohn, president of Gateway Foundation; Sandra Sherman, Jesse Corum Scholarship recipient; Gina Pattison, board member for Gateway Foundation; Bill Vermouth, president of Brattleboro Rotary Club; and John Mabie, chairman of the Brattleboro Rotary Club scholarship committee.

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BRATTLEBORO — Community College of Vermont (CCV) student Sandy Sherman received a $2,500 medical assisting scholarship from the Brattleboro Rotary Club Gateway Foundation at a Feb. 7 award ceremony at CCV's Brattleboro academic center. Sherman is the fifth recipient of the Jesse M. Corum IV Scholarship.

The Brattleboro Rotary Club Gateway Foundation established the scholarship in September 2014 to honor late Brattleboro Rotarian Jesse Corum IV, who was active in the Rotary Club for 27 years. He was committed to supporting local education and enhancing the Brattleboro community. Corum had no ties to CCV, but members of the Foundation thought both the college and the chosen area of study were appropriate.

"We are pleased to help Sandy fulfill her goals of finishing her degree in medical assisting," said Brattleboro Rotary Club Gateway Foundation President Martin Cohn. "Her hard work and dedication to achieve her educational and career dreams makes her a wonderful role model for her children."

CCV's Medical Assisting degree is the only one of its kind in Vermont. It prepares students for the Certified Medical Assistant credential, which is becoming increasingly desirable to healthcare providers across the state.

"The Jesse Corum Scholarship has supported five students as they work toward becoming medical assistants," said CCV-Brattleboro Academic Coordinator Leigh Marthe. "CCV's partnership with the Brattleboro Rotary provides financial support that builds stronger bridges to both higher education and high-demand careers in Windham County."

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