Rising Sun Chamber donates $5,000 to Cecil College

Published on August 2, 2019 under , , ,

This is a photo of the check donation from the Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce.

From left to right are: Dr. Joseph K. Weidner, Jr., Stone Run Family Medicine; Bud McFadden, Chamber member; Dr. Mary Way Bolt, Cecil College President; Jamie Bennett, Chamber President; Norman Hunter, former Chamber President; and Carol Hunter, Chamber Treasurer.


NORTH EAST, Md. – The Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce demonstrated its commitment to supporting higher education with a $5,000 donation to the Cecil College Foundation, which will be used to provide scholarships for students in the healthcare programs.

The Chamber of Commerce raised the funds by hosting the 12th Annual Health Fair, held Nov. 6, at the Grace Bible Chapel, 1949 Biggs Highway in Rising Sun. This event provided health screenings, promoted regional healthcare resources and encouraged healthy lifestyles.

“There continues to be a need in the county to provide healthcare services, and Cecil College is working to meet those needs through programs like Nursing and Physical Therapist Assistant,” said Cecil College President, Mary Way Bolt, Ed.D.

Cecil College offers health profession associate degrees in Exercise Science, Health Information Technology, Healthcare Sciences, Paramedic, Public Health, Physical Therapist Assistant, along with RN and LPN Nursing. There is also a certificate program for Personal Trainer/Fitness Manager.

“As a physician, it is important to live in a place where people can grow and learn. Anything we can do to create healthy lifestyle opportunities within the community and meets the needs of the county through programs such as those at Cecil College is vital,” said Dr. Joseph K. Weidner, Jr., of Stone Run Family Medicine in Rising Sun.

The 12th Annual Health Fair featured dozens of healthcare related vendors, activities to promote healthcare screenings, exercise demonstrations, lectures, and entertainment. The 13thAnnual Health Fair will be held Friday, Oct. 18.