PICKENS — Cannon Memorial Hospital Auxiliary presented the 2017 John Harden Scholarship to Lauren Denton, a Pickens native.
Denton graduated from Presbyterian College with a bachelor of science degree in biology and will be attending Campbell University School of Pharmacy in the fall. She will be working towards a dual degree in PharmD/MSPH. Denton is the twenty-first recipient of the annual Auxiliary Scholarship.
The Cannon Memorial Hospital Auxiliary established the Dr. John Harden Scholarship in 1996 as a way of honoring the memory of Dr. John Harden, a physician and surgeon who devoted his life to serving AnMed Health Cannon and the people of Pickens County.
A $30,000 donation from the late William G. Acker, a trustee emeritus of AnMed Health Cannon, helps fund the scholarship program. The scholarship is awarded each year to a student planning a career in a health care field. The scholarship is open to students from Pickens High School, Liberty High School, and Lakeview Christian Academy.
Employees of AnMed Health Cannon, their spouses, and children, as well as employees of Pickens and Liberty physician practices, dental and eye care practices and pharmacies are eligible.
Applications are due each spring, and interested students can contact their prospective schools. Applications are on the hospital website: www.anmedhealthcannon.org.