JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Blue Cross Blue Shield presented a $250,000 donation to the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Arkansas State University on Wednesday.
Susan Hanrahan, dean of the college, said this scholarship money was a big surprise.
"By investing in a place like Arkansas State University where we have some highly talented and capable individuals that we are guiding as our future health care providers that I'm going to need, that you're going to need into the future," said Hanrahan. "We want to make them the best that they can be. This will certainly help us."
Hanrahan said this money will help the college take the concept of rural health and better integrate it into their academic curriculums, research and service delivery opportunities