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Jill Benson Awarded Pay It Forward Scholarship

Four Seasons, the Care You Trust is pleased to award the Julie Thompson Pay It Forward Scholarship in honor of Edna and Norman Guice to Jill Benson. Given annually, this scholarship is for an employee to further his or her education at Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC).

Four Seasons Board Member, Julie Thompson, established this scholarship in honor of her parents who were patients at Four Seasons Elizabeth House. Julie was a long-time employee at Blue Ridge Community College and she is proud to align two of her favorite organizations through the awarding of this scholarship. “Blue Ridge Community College Education Foundation (BRCCEF) is thrilled to partner with Four Seasons The Care You Trust to help further the education of one of their employees through the BRCC Foundation Scholarship established by Julie Thompson to honor her parents,” furthers Lisa Adkins, Vice President for Advancement at BRCCEF.

Jill currently works as the Compliance Assistant who helps the Compliance Director ensure that all Four Seasons practices align with HIPPA regulations, as well as other state and federal regulations. She joined Four Seasons in this role a little over a year ago and explains that she has “been blessed to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing, dedicated, and talented staff, and for an organization that is truly helping people, families, and the communities we service.”

Foundation Executive Director and Chief Development Officer, Paige Wheeler, states “Four Seasons is grateful for the opportunity to have a scholarship that is awarded to a deserving employee. Having this special scholarship provided by our board member, Julie Thompson, is such an incredible gift and we hope this encourages other donors to also support Four Seasons employees who wish to further their education.”

Four Seasons Compliance Director, Melody King, describes Jill as someone who is “an eager learner and prepared to take on additional responsibilities as her skill set and knowledge increases. I am so pleased for her to be awarded this scholarship opportunity in recognition of her dedication and service.”

L to R:

Dr. Millicent Burke-Sinclair- Four Seasons President & CEO

Jill Benson- Compliance Assistant; Scholarship Recipient

Julie Thompson- Four Seasons Board Member; Scholarship Benefactor

Paige Wheeler- Foundation Executive Director & Chief Development Officer

Jill Benson and her leader- Melody King, Compliance Director- celebrate Jill’s accomplishments!

Jill Benson, Scholarship Recipient, and Julie Thompson, Scholarship Benefactor