Lozano Awarded Morning Pointe Scholars Endowment Scholarship


Southern Adventist University celebrates Noemi Lozano, junior health services and senior living administration major, who was awarded the 2024-2025 Morning Pointe Scholars Endowment Scholarship in February.

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 the 39th Annual Health Services and Senior Living Professionals Banquet, which was hosted by Southern’s School of Business.

“We are very thankful to Morning Pointe for making this scholarship available to our students and for their commitment in growing awareness of the opportunities in the senior care industry,” said Lisa Kuhlman, associate professor of business at Southern. “This year, the scholarship was awarded to Noemi Lozano. Noemi is a first-generation college student and believes that God led her to this field to serve others. She is passionate about the senior industry and wants to ensure those in her care feel seen, heard and respected. We strongly believe that this industry is led by those who have a heart for service and a head for business, and Noemi will be one of those leaders.”

Morning Pointe developed the endowment in 2017 anticipating the growing need for qualified caregivers and other senior living professionals as a large segment of the population continues to age. Southern’s academic program parallels Morning Pointe’s mission of providing affordable, compassionate senior care throughout the Southeast. 

“When I got the news from my advisor that I had been chosen as the scholarship recipient, I felt extremely happy and I called my mom right away,” said Lozano. “We prayed over the phone to give thanks to God because we had been praying for some type of financial aid for the following school year. Overall, this scholarship has given me a boost of motivation because it is assisting me to continue studying.”

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.

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