The Eastern Sierra Foundation honored Dr. Nickoline Hathaway yesterday with a tile placed along the Pioneer Pathway at Cerro Coso Community College’s Bishop Campus. Dr. Hathaway, who retired earlier this month after 35 years of patient care from Northern Inyo Hospital, was recognized for her generous contributions to the Eastern Sierra Foundation. Through donations from community organizations and local residents, the ESF awards full scholarships to any Inyo County resident who attends Cerro Coso’s Bishop Campus full time. Since 2003, the ESF has awarded approximately 1,400 scholarships worth nearly $1.4 million. The Pioneer Pathway – the entrance to the Bishop Campus –celebrates major donors with one-of-a-kind tiles. Ceramics Professor Theresa Otto designed and created the tile presented to Dr. Hathaway.
Dr. McAteer has been a loyal supporter of education in Inyo County. As president of the Eastern Sierra Foundation, he worked with the Inyo County Board of Education to contribute $1.2 million to the Eastern Sierra Foundation scholarship endowment. The endowment awards full scholarships to any Inyo County resident attending the Cerro Coso Bishop Campus full-time. It also ensures higher education is, and will continue to be, accessible and affordable to all Inyo County residents.
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