Trevor Mullard, Class of 2015Trevor Mullard, '15, never dreamed of being a nurse when he grew up. Yet that's exactly what he has become — and through it, he has found his calling.

A 2002 graduate of Jamestown High School, Mullard spent one semester at JCC before joining the United States Marine Corps. In addition to basic training and combat training, Mullard attended school and was trained as an aviation support equipment electrician during his five years of military service. Not long after he left the military, he enrolled in the Licensed Practical Nurse program at Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES and took a position as an LPN at Heritage Village in Gerry. After a few years of working at Heritage, Mullard decided to continue his nursing education and was accepted into JCC's nursing program. He graduated in 2015 with his nursing degree and now works at WCA Hospital in Jamestown.

In an interview with the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, through which he received a scholarship, Mullard said, "As a smaller community college, the faculty and staff at JCC really were able to work with us one on one and I got a lot of great feedback and experiences while I was there. It's a great program. Nursing is the most rewarding field (a student) can go into and they will never be out of a job. Nurses are in such high demand right now, it's hard to fill positions. There will always be people who are sick and they need to be cared for by somebody.

"I love what I do," he said. "You are right in the middle of someone else's life, helping them and every day you are making a difference."

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 school year. To qualify, students must have graduated from a Chautauqua County high school. Scholarships are offered to undergraduate and graduate students studying a variety of subjects and vocations at two-year or four-year colleges or universities. For more information, or to apply, visit them online.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 10:50am
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