MMHMF Scholarship Recipient
ALEASIA MARIE RICHARDSON
Aleasia graduated with honors from James River High School, Midlothian, VA, in June 2014. She maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA, remaining on the Distinguished Dean’s List for four consecutive years at James River High. She is attending Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, where she is pursuing a course of study in nursing.
As long as she can remember, Aleasia has loved and has wanted to work with children. She began babysitting for members of her family at a young age and for children in the neighborhood when she was older. She didn’t know specifically what, but she always knew she wanted a career in a field that worked with children. When her mom, a geriatric nurse, would ask what she wanted to study in college, Aleasia’s response would be: “something with children.”
In high school, she found enjoyment in science. Enrolling in anatomy and physiology, she became interested in the subject. She then developed a passion for the human body and how it functions. Her interest in the human body and watching her mother care for patients as a registered nurse, Aleasia became interested in the profession. She wanted to become a pediatric nurse practitioner. She plans to attain a bachelor’s degree in nursing and subsequently a master’s degree.
Congratulations to Aleasia on her many accomplishments and best wishes to her for continued success. We applaud her mother for providing the guidance so crucial to helping her become a great student, citizen, volunteer and mentor. These are traits the late Martha Mason Hill valued and would certainly be very pleased to present a scholarship that bears her name to this fine young lady.
Aleasia' is currently a sophomore at Old Dominion University. Her freshman year cumulative GPA was 3.8. She earned a certificate for academic achievement in the fall semester.
She is a member of and is the National Representative for Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority and is a member of Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman Honor Society). Aleasia' is a Health Science Peer Mentor for freshman students.
She completed the Virginia School for Nurse Aides on June 12, 2015 with a fundamental testing score of 98% and skills score of 95% and took the National State Board Certification test in July 2015. During her studies in the Nurse Aide program, Aleasia' earned certification in CPR and AED. At the same time she continued to work at Gayton Terrace, a Brookdale Senior Living Facility as a server.
Aleasia' is well on her way to achieving her goal of becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
Aleasia' believes keeping God first, loving your family, staying true to yourself and keeping your eyes on your dreams are the best keys to accomplishing your goals.