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Kayla Martinez

Kayla Martinez’s husband elected to be stationed at Ft. Stewart in Hinesville, Ga., because of its proximity to Armstrong. As a nursing student at Louisiana Tech University, Kayla was well aware of Armstrong’s reputation for nursing.

“The university’s nursing program is well-known and stands apart as one of the best in the area,” she says. “I just knew that it was where I wanted to complete my degree.”

Kayla was awarded the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship, which helped make Armstrong even more affordable. Since transferring to the university in 2012, she has gained significant experience in trauma, her area of choice. She currently works as a patient care tech at Memorial Health Medical Center, where she gets hands-on experience in the Emergency Department and in the Neuro-Intensive Care Unit.

“I’m confident that I can go into my nursing career after graduation without any surprises,” she explains. “Armstrong has given me everything I need to succeed.”