Jenna Radford, Emma Hicks, and Holly Currin Receive Sam Perry Scholarship Awards from Granville Health System Foundation

13th Annual Award Recognizes Exceptional Academic Achievement In Pursuit of Career in Health Care

The Granville Health System Foundation today announced that Jenna Radford, Emma Hicks, and Holly Currin all of Oxford are the recipients of its 13th annual Sam Perry Scholarship Award. Ms. Radford, daughter of John and Lisa Radford, is currently attending Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute and will attend East Tennessee State University in the fall with plans to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner. Ms. Hicks, daughter of Greg and Julie Hicks, is a graduate of Vance Charter School and will be attending the University of North Carolina at Wilmington to major in nursing with plans to pursue a career as a pediatric nurse. Ms. Currin, daughter of Randy and Marie Currin, is a graduate of Oxford Preparatory School, NC School of Science and Math, and Vance-Granville Community College, and will be attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to major in pharmacy with plans to pursue a career as a pharmacist.

In 2009, the Granville Health System Board of Trustees and the GHS Foundation Board of Directors established a scholarship fund in honor of Sam Perry, a physician’s assistant whose specialized medical care earned him deep respect from both patients and peers throughout his career at Granville Health System.

The Sam Perry Scholarship is awarded to Granville County residents who have been accepted into a two-year or four-year allied health program at an accredited school and who intend to pursue a career in the health care field. Programs eligible for this scholarship include various health-related specialties including, but not limited to, clinical laboratory sciences, physical therapy, occupational therapy, radiological science, pharmacy, RN, BSN, ADN, LPN, dentistry and related careers, physician, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner.

“The GHS Foundation is pleased to honor Sam’s vision and commitment to the community by awarding this year’s Sam Perry Scholarship Award to Jenna Radford, Emma Hicks, and Holly Currin each of whom exemplify the qualities of leadership, community volunteerism and academic discipline that will help them realize their health care career aspirations,” said James W. Crawford, Jr., a member of the Board of Directors of the GHS Foundation. “The Scholarship Committee was impressed by each of these recipients’ academic achievements, broad list of extracurricular activities and community engagement experiences which exceeded the criterion we look for as part of the Scholarship Award selection.”

About Granville Health System Foundation

The mission of Granville Health System Foundation is to serve as a charitable resource for Granville Health System (GHS), supporting its commitment to providing quality health care to all citizens of the community, where they work and live. The Foundation builds support for GHS and provides financial resources to purchase new equipment, develop new services, maintain, expand, and improve facilities. For more information about the Granville Health System Foundation, or to make an online contribution, please visit The Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

About Granville Health System

For more than 100 years, Granville Health System has been delivering quality healthcare. To meet the growing needs of its community, Granville Health System has expanded its services throughout Granville County, offering convenient access to medical care where its citizens work and live. The Granville Health System main campus is located at 1010 College Street, Oxford, North Carolina. For more information about Granville Health System visit GHS online at