Tamara Porter



Armstrong Respiratory Therapy Student Earns Scholarship


(October 5, 2011) Tamara Porter, a senior respiratory therapy student at Armstrong Atlantic State University, won the 2011 James Ancil Lewis Scholarship awarded by the Georgia Society for Respiratory Care (GSRC).

Porter received the Lewis scholarship of $500 at the GSRC student meeting held in Macon, Ga. earlier this year. “It’s really an honor. There were a lot of very deserving applicants,” Porter said.

The James Ancil Lewis Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Mr. James Lewis, a registered respiratory therapist. It is awarded to a respiratory therapy student currently enrolled in a University System of Georgia institution and is based primarily upon academic performance. Financial need is also considered.

Before coming to Savannah, Porter earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She later earned a teaching certification in middle grades math and science from Armstrong in 2001 and taught at DeRenne Middle School until 2006.

As a returning student, she is now the president of the senior class and will be inducted into the Lambda Beta National Honor Society in spring 2012. Lambda Beta was formed in 1986 to promote, recognize and honor scholarship, scholarly achievement, service and character of students, graduates and faculty members of the profession.

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