The Dr. Ida L. Johnson Spruill Scholarship was conceived by one of our beloved founding members. Ida L. Johnson Spruill, PhD, RN, LISW, FAAN was a distinguished researcher and proponent of scholarship. Dr. Spruill received the 2013 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Moreover, Dr. Spruill is remembered for her research interests and commitment to management of chronic diseases, particularly obesity and Type 2 Diabetes among Sea Islandlanders and other vulnerable populations in South Carolina. Although Dr. Spruill made her transition in 2016, her scholarship like her legacy will continue.
Dr. Ida L. Johnson Spruill Scholarship
Savannah Robinson is baccalaureate of nursing student at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is a Diversity and Inclusion Representative with the College of Nursing who volunteers with Urban Farm, Darlington County Free Medical Clinic and TCBNA.
Ashley Davis is a nursing student at Trident Technical College interested in dermatology. She is active within the Student Nurses Association and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated participating in COVID vaccine clinics, food drives and hygiene supply drives.