A scholarship honoring the late Brenau University alumna Lisha Carnes Page has been established to benefit students that follow her footsteps into nursing at Brenau with roots in Gwinnett and Hall County, Ga.
Lisha Page, who died June 16 at age 50, grew up in Hall County and graduated from Johnson High School. At the time of her death, she was employed as a county school nurse in the Gwinnett County Public School System.Her colleagues in the Gwinnett school system, other nurses in the county, and her husband, Marty; collaborated on the initiative to create the scholarship fund.
“For Lisha nursing was not a profession, but a mission,” said Barbara Johnson, one of 14 Gwinnett school nurses, “Lisha had a gift of service.”
A member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, Lisha Page received a Bachelor of Science with a degree in Nursing from Brenau in 1981. Prior to her time as a school nurse in Gwinnett, she worked in the emergency room at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, at Kaiser Permanente and for Visiting Nurse of Atlanta, a home health care and hospice service provider. Lisha lived in Buford, Ga., and was married to Marty for 27 years. They had two children, Bethany and Ryan.
The need-based scholarship is available for nursing students who maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average and have ties to Gwinnett County – preferably graduates of the Gwinnett County School System. However, graduates of Gainesville or Hall County public schools are also eligible.
The scholarship is intended to benefit undergraduate nursing students who embody Lisha Page’s leadership skills and high level of involvement in community and campus activities.
Originally published on 2/24/11