Simpson College student Abby Ruby earned a 2021 Ed & Sue Kenny scholarship for her demonstrated leadership and commitment in the area of senior lifestyle services. Ruby is one of two students to earn the prestigious scholarship, which is awarded by the LCS Foundation.
Ruby completed an internship at Cottage Grove Place, a senior living community managed by Life Care Services in her hometown of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A senior double-majoring in health services leadership and business management, her career goal is to become a nationally licensed, senior care facility administrator.
“I am pursuing a career in senior services because we need to create a better aging process where all aging needs are met as an infrastructure,” Ruby said. “Advocation and support for meeting quality metrics among all facilities must be a top priority to ensure all seniors receive the highest quality care. I want to focus my long-term goals on improving quality standards nationally.”
Founded in 2019, the LCS Foundation Ed & Sue Kenny Scholarship is designed to promote the education and professional development of undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in the field of senior lifestyle services. In addition to Ruby, Elisha Ullmer of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is the other recipient.
“As a leading provider in senior living, we know it is crucial to develop and invest in the next generation of leaders in this profession,” said Ed Kenny, LCS Foundation president. “The mission of the Ed & Sue Kenny Scholarship is to help support senior living management as a mainstream, well-respected career choice.”
About LCS Foundation™
The LCS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization created to develop future leaders of the senior housing and care profession, support Alzheimer’s care and research initiatives, and provide financial relief for personnel during crises. Established by leaders from the LCS Family of Companies, the LCS Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of directors who are connected to the field of senior living and have a deep passion for serving seniors. At LCS Foundation, Experience Is Everything®.
About Simpson College
Simpson College is a private, liberal arts college located in Iowa with campuses in Indianola, West Des Moines and online. Founded in 1860, the college has 1,078 undergraduate and graduate students. Simpson offers 75 majors, minors and programs in addition to three graduate programs. Outside of the classroom, Simpson is a member of the NCAA Division III American Rivers Conference, hosts eight Greek houses on campus and sponsors many extracurricular options for student involvement.
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