Southern Student Awarded Morning Pointe Scholars Endowment Scholarship
Southern Adventist University celebrates Ethan David, junior health services and senior living administration major, who was awarded the 2023-2024 Morning Pointe Scholars Endowment Scholarship this month. Southern alumni Franklin Farrow, co-founder and chief executive officer, and Scott Edens, vice president for professional development, both of Morning Pointe Senior Living, presented the scholarship during an event hosted by the university’s School of Business.
“I’m passionate about the administration of health services and senior living because I believe it significantly impacts society, particularly as the population ages,” David said. “Southern’s program provides a distinct fusion of business and healthcare while specifically teaching the operational and financial aspects of services for seniors.”
Established in 2017, the scholarship supports the education of future caregivers and healthcare administrators while increasing awareness of occupations within senior living communities. Southern’s academic program parallels Morning Pointe’s mission of providing affordable, compassionate senior care throughout the Southeast.
“Ethan David provides an enthusiastic view toward life, education, and his potential career,” Farrow said. “This, coupled with the desire to be of service, is a match that impressed Morning Pointe when reviewing the candidates, and we are pleased that we can award David with a scholarship.”
Southern remains a leader in preparing competent young professionals to enter the industry by exposing students to every facet of the field through in-depth courses on administration, finance, human resources, and marketing that are specific to the health services environment. Students also each complete 1,000 internship hours, split between the different areas of care.
The School of Business at Southern offers the longest-running program accredited by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards and the only Health Services Executive accredited program in the state of Tennessee. This year marked the 38th Annual Health Services and Senior Living Professionals Banquet on campus, which the school coordinates.