June 5, 2008
The Jackie Dykes Porterfield Memorial Scholarship has been established at Chipola College.
Mrs. Porterfield, formerly of Marianna, passed away in February from complications following surgery. She was a 1954 graduate of Marianna High School and a graduate of the nursing program at Florida State Hospital.
She was a former office nurse for Dr. Eugene McQuagge, was the first Director of nurses for the Marianna Convalescent Center and subsequently served as its Administrator. She then served as Director of Nursing at Sunland and was Administrator at Jackson County Convalescent Center in Graceville, and Washington County Convalescent Center in Chipley. She also was owner and administrator of Landmark Healthcare in Blountstown until her retirement in 1998.
Mrs. Porterfield was a caregiver to many patients and a mentor to many individuals in their health-care careers. She also was instrumental in the development of the nursing program at Chipola College.
The Jackie Dykes Porterfield Memorial Scholarship will be awarded for the first time in the Fall of 2009. The scholarship will be available to nursing majors from Jackson, Holmes, Calhoun, Liberty or Washington counties.
Donations to the Jackie Dykes Porterfield Memorial Scholarship may be mailed to the Chipola College Foundation at 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446.
For information, call Julie Fuqua at the Chipola College Foundation at 850-718-2478.