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Murrell receives prestigious BlueCross BlueShield Scholarship


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut

MARTIN, Tenn. – Andrea Murrell, of Memphis, recently received a prestigious Diversity Scholarship from the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation. Murrell is a senior nursing major at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

BCBS of Tennessee, in partnership with the Memphis chapter of the National Association of Health Services Executives, selects three students annually who are pursuing degrees in the health-care field. The scholarships recognize dedication to academics, community service and leadership, and are intended to help address the growing need for a qualified and more inclusive workforce.

“Andrea Murrell is a strong student who has also proven she is a leader and demonstrates a commitment to giving back to others,” said Dawn Abel, director of community relations and foundations for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. “The BlueCross Diversity Scholarship program not only rewards outstanding minority students, but we believe those students will play a part in reducing health disparities by creating a more inclusive workforce in health care.”

The UT Martin Department of Nursing requires three years of clinical experience, and alumni complete more than 900 clinical hours in hospitals and health-care facilities across the state. The department is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

For more information, contact the UT Martin Department of Nursing at 731-881-7131.



Top: Andrea Murrell (left), of Memphis, accepts a Diversity Scholarship from J.D. Hickey, president and CEO of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

Bottom: Murrell (center) is pictured with her parents, Larry and Brenda Murrell.

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