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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
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Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212
Cell: (417) 365-2727
Email: vcoleman@cofo.edu

February 06, 2017

Hard Work U. student joins the U.S. Navy Nurse Candidate Program

Levi SheckleyCollege of the Ozarks senior Levi Sheckley, a nursing major, has signed on with the United States Navy Nurse Candidate Program (NCP). Sheckley will finish earning his education at College of the Ozarks, and after graduation, he will join the Navy Nurse Corps as an officer.

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks senior Levi Sheckley, a nursing major, has signed on with the United States Navy Nurse Candidate Program (NCP).

Sheckley will finish earning his education at College of the Ozarks, graduating debt free through participation in the work education program. After graduation, participants in the NCP join the Navy Nurse Corps as officers, with the opportunity to earn a competitive salary, regular promotions, comprehensive medical and dental coverage, low-cost travel opportunities, excellent retirement and educational benefits, further training, and a rewarding clinical practice.

“My father served in the Navy as an explosive ordnance disposal technician for 23 years. For 15 years of my life, I was raised in the Navy life,” Sheckley said. “I have always wanted to follow in my dad’s footsteps. I loved the camaraderie of Navy life.”

One of the five goals of the College is the patriotic goal—to encourage an understanding of American heritage, civic responsibilities, love of country, and willingness to defend it.

“The College’s genuine respect and love for country parallels my passion for the Navy, which in many ways, encouraged me to use my nursing degree to embody our patriotic goal,” Sheckley said.
“Being an officer in the Navy Nurse Corps will provide me with unique opportunities to travel all over the world and immerse myself in many different fields within the nursing profession,” Sheckley shared. “I can’t think of a better way to travel and serve my country and others with the power of healing.”

To read more about the U.S. Navy Nurse Candidate Program, visit: http://www.med.navy.mil/

For additional information, contact the Public Relations Office at (417) 690-2212.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a Christian, liberal arts college located on a 1,000-acre campus in Point Lookout, Missouri. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including being named the #1 Best Value College in the Midwest for 2015 by “U.S. News & World Report.”

The Keeter Center — the College’s upscale lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked the No. 1 Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2016. It features fine dining, historic lodging, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest work station on the College of the Ozarks campus.

To achieve its vision, College of the Ozarks pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, begun in fall 2012 for high school students, and the S. Truett Cathy Lower School, opened in fall 2014 to K-sixth grade students. Seventh and eighth grades were added in fall 2015, completing the K-college model. For information, call the public relations office at (417) 690-2212 or visit www.cofo.edu. Follow College of the Ozarks at www.facebook.com/collegeoftheozarks or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.


02.06.17 – Michael Galioto



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