College of Nursing
Fountain Selected for Palmetto Gold Student Scholarship
Jacob Fountain, a fourth semester student enrolled in the Accelerated BSN program, has been named the Palmetto Gold Scholarship recipient for the MUSC College of Nursing. He will be recognized at the Palmetto Gold Gala in Columbia, SC on April 12, along with nursing students from other institutions, as well as nursing faculty, administrators, researchers, and practitioners.
Before enrolling in the college, Fountain distinguished himself in the United States Army and was recognized with a Meritorious Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, National Defense Service Medal, and NATO Afghanistan Service Medal. A graduate of The Citadel, Fountain previously earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in history. “His maturity, character, and natural inclination for service are apparent,” wrote Kathy Neeley, MSN, RN, CCRN, instructor for the college.
Taking on leadership roles and promoting nursing in a positive way has also been a hallmark of Fountain’s enrollment in the ABSN degree program. Selected for the Robert Wood Johnson New Careers in Nursing Scholars Program, Fountain submitted an essay and was recognized at the national level for his response to “I Believe This about Nursing” Contest. He wrote, “I believe the values of a great nurse are compassion, diligence, integrity, and selfless service. Nursing is the perfect venue for me to continue my own service to others.”