Laura Terrill was named the American Association of University Women, Seaside branch recipient of its 2016 scholarship. Laura is a first-year nursing student in pursuit of an Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing at Clatsop Community College. She carries a full-time course load and has a part-time job while maintaining a 3.5 GPA. Her ultimate goal is to be a nurse in the U.S. Navy and travel the world, with Vernonia her home base.
Laura has worked as an EMT at a Boy Scouts of America summer camp, been a caregiver in a memory care unit, and a volunteer on an ambulance. She will spend the next two years finishing her associate degree in nursing at Clatsop Community College and then move on to a bachelor’s program to acquire her bachelor of science degree in nursing. The U.S. Navy requires two years of experience in a specialized field of nursing before being hired on as a naval nurse and Laura has chosen Alaska for that requirement. Her love of travel and need to serve her community is why she has chosen the Navy for her career aspirations.