BMC's Auxiliary Announces Award and Scholarship Recipients

June 5, 2018

Judy Owen named Volunteer of the Year 2018

Bolivar Medical Center’s Auxiliary recently named Judy Owen as the Volunteer of the Year for 2018 at the annual awards program. Owen has been a member of Auxiliary since November 2006 and volunteers in the gift shop as well as with the hospitality cart. The award was presented by Mary Weeks, 2017 Volunteer of the Year.

The Auxiliary is made up of over 22 volunteer members from the Cleveland area and assists Bolivar Medical Center with the following: hospitality cart, gift shop, welcome packets, hygiene kits, long term care and lobby hosts Over 29,000 lifetime volunteer service hours have been logged by the current members.

The auxiliary provides a $2000 scholarship annually to a Mississippi Delta Community College nursing student and to a Delta State University nursing student. Scholarship Chair Martha Ely introduced Brittany Earls and Lindsey Watson as the two scholarship recipients for the year. Auxiliary funds are also used to enhance the waiting areas of the hospital.

The 2017-2018 membership roster includes Martha Chrestman, Sidney Couey, Martha Ely, Betty Gamble, Sue Givens, Sheila Guest, Betty Goodman, Ruth Harland, Jane Heslep, Patsy James, John Lewis, Betty Miller, Joyce R. McCoy, Bette Noblin, Judy Owen, Mildred Smith, Rosemary Stevens, Mary Weeks, Trudie Weeks, Sarah Williams, Catherin Wolfe. The Auxiliary may be contacted by calling 662-846-2551 or emailing