MCTC Nursing Graduate Receives Second Honor this Year

Maysville, KY (November 22, 2011). Melissa Grimm, a graduate of Maysville Community and Technical Colleges (MCTC) Registered Nursing program has been recognized once again for her commitment and passion as a nurse. She was presented the Harold S. Berger Award for Outstanding Staff Member Working with Severe and Persistent Mentally Ill Population on October 20. The selection was based upon the many supporting comments that accompanied her nomination as well as personal observation and dedication.

We are very proud of Melissa, says MCTC Associate Professor of Nursing Rhonda Sims. Ms. Shannon Frodge and I both attended her recognition event in Lexington. We presented her with a card from the MCTC nursing staff and college administration along with a dozen red roses.

Shannon Frodge, also an MCTC associate professor of nursing, considers herself honored to have been a part of Melissas education. However, the qualities she is being recognized for, compassion, empathy, integrity and genuineness, she possessed when she came into our program. We only helped a very good person become a very good nurse.

Grimm also received the RN of the Year award from Eastern State Hospital in May of this year. She graduated with an Associate in Applied Science degree from MCTC in May 2010.

The RN program at MCTC changed my life forever, says Grimm. I am thankful for the skills, recalled information and endless support from the RN instructors as well as the MCTC staff members who have helped me with this great accomplishment.

Grimm is a lifelong resident of Flemingsburg where she lives with her husband, Charles, and children Ashley, Chasity, Katelyn, Gauge and Xavier. She and her husband have also served as foster parents for the past five years and are currently caring for a one year old baby girl.