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Arnold & Signe Gholson Scholarship in Nursing

The following biography was written at the time of this scholarship establishment; some information may not be up to date:

Arnold and Signe Gholson met during World War II at a United Service Organization dance in Seattle, Washington. They married shortly before Arnold was shipped out to Okinawa. He was in the Army and served until the end of the war as a radar repairman. Signe worked at Boeing aircraft as a riveter while Arnold was overseas. After the war, Arnold and Signe returned to Paducah, Kentucky, Arnold’s home town. Arnold worked as an insurance salesman and was retired until his death in 1992. Signe became a registered nurse, is retired, and has been residing in Paducah, Kentucky.

Lynne G. Pearcey, PhD, RN, CNAA, has served as dean and professor of the UNC Greensboro School of Nursing since 1991. Dr. Pearcey received her doctorate and master of science in nursing from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Pearcey has established this scholarship in honor of her parents, Arnold and Signe.