Before Jordan Landt Webb, Haywood Community College 2005 nursing graduate, lost her life to a drunken driver last May, she decided to devote herself to helping others through a selfless career. Now, her family is fulfilling her dream to serve others by establishing a scholarship at the College to assist Haywood County residents who want to enter the nursing field.

Through the Jordan Landt Webb Nursing Scholarship, Webb’s family found a way to keep her alive forever. “Now that this scholarship is established, her story will always be told,” explains her mom Gwen Landt. “She can continue to impact others. To help these students would be exactly what she wanted.”

Landt says that through this scholarship, Webb’s children can see that the family is not dwelling on the negative. 

But, Webb didn’t always want to be a nurse. She was set on becoming a teacher. After having her first child and spending some time in the hospital with him, she changed her mind. “As a result of the care those nurses provided for her and her son, she wanted to be able to help others in the same way. Being a nurse fulfilled her need to lose herself in the service of others.”

Webb spent her career working first at Harris Regional Hospital and most recently with Gentiva Home Health.     

Landt says without the amazing community support behind this scholarship, it wouldn’t have been possible. “Through this scholarship, we want to rally around the community that rallied around us. People can donate to this scholarship but those who want to enter the nursing field also can benefit from it.”

The Jordan Landt Webb Nursing Scholarship is in memory and honor of Webb. It is available to full-time second-year nursing students at HCC, with preference given to Haywood County residents and single parents.

For more information on this scholarship or how to donate, please call 828-627-4544 or email pahardin@haywood.edu.

Registration for fall semester begins June 4. For more information on registration or the nursing program, contact us at hcc-advising@haywood.edu or 828-627-2821.