Seven employees awarded the Sandra King Excellence and Education Fund Scholarship

Today we announced the first-ever recipients of the Sandra King Excellence and Education Fund Scholarship. The Fund awarded a total of $10,500 to seven of our employees. Each will receive $1,500 to further their education in long-term care. 

A scholarship committee chose applicants based on their professional qualifications, commitment to the profession and letters of recommendation. 

Nazareth Home Director of Development Roberta Steutermann says the focus of the scholarships is to empower staff to further their education and help relieve the burden of overwhelming tuition.

“By investing in our team members and giving back to them, we strengthen our entire organization and provide our elders with the excellence they deserve,” Roberta said. “We were incredibly impressed by all the applicants we had this year and are excited for them to take this next step toward bettering their future.”

The 2021 Sandra King Excellence and Education Fund Scholarship recipients are:

      • Haley Preston, Sullivan University
      • Meagan Compton, Sullivan College of Nursing
      • Jeron Spence Sr., Jefferson Community and Technical College
      • Yhemeko Croom, Spalding University
      • LaTasha Moss, Simmons College of Kentucky
      • Tatiana Thornton, University of Florida
      • Esther Theodore, Galen College of Nursing

The Sandra King Education and Excellence Fund was established in 2020 and is named for Sandra King, who served at Nazareth Home for 26 years and recently retired. King was an avid learner throughout her career. As the previous Director of Nursing and later the Associate Administrator, King instilled a culture of education at Nazareth Home. 

Individuals, community groups and local businesses can make monetary donations to the fund online at Donors may also mail checks to Nazareth Home, 2000 Newburg Road, Louisville, Ky., 40205. All donations are 100 percent tax-deductible and will directly support the employees who attend college and take advanced certification classes. 

Nazareth Homes Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation established in 2018 to receive and administrate gifts to Nazareth Home campuses and their programs.

For more information or questions, contact Roberta Steutermann at 502-459-9681 or

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