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Darton Names First Recipient of the Curtis Malone Memorial Scholarship

April 25, 2014

Photo of: Diana Lane and Deborah Stewart (See Caption for more details) Click for a larger image
Curtis Malone’s sister, Diane Lane, presents the first recipient, Deborah Stewart, the Curtis Malone Memorial Scholarship at Darton's Honors Award ceremony April 23.

ALBANY, GA – Darton State College student, Deborah Stewart, of Albany, has become the first recipient of the Curtis Malone Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, which is awarded through the College’s Health Sciences Division, was established in memory of Curtis Malone, a former respiratory care faculty member at Darton.

Stewart is a non-traditional student in the respiratory care program at Darton, and currently works for the Georgia State Patrol office in Albany. Following graduation, Stewart plans to work as a respiratory therapist while continuing her education to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Curtis Malone was a beloved faculty member at Darton State College for more than five years and served as the clinical director for the Respiratory Program.

Since 1966, Darton State College has been a leader in providing quality educational opportunities and services to Southwest Georgia. Located on a 180-acre campus in Albany, Darton is one of the largest state colleges in Southwest Georgia. Darton offers a variety of programs, including a bachelor’s degree in nursing, 54 transfer program options, and 41 career program options and certificates. Darton State College, a public institution, is part of the University System of Georgia and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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