DES MOINES, Iowa, October 6, 2021 —The LCS Foundation has awarded its 2021 scholarship to a graduate student focused on quality of care and accessibility for aging services — Brianna D. Jones, MHA, CPH. Jones is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in the Aging and Health program with a focus on quality in senior housing and care administration at Georgetown University.
Jones has a long-standing passion for aging services with a strong interest in quality of care and accessibility. She currently serves as director of Operations and Administration, College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences at Howard University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in health management from Howard University – College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Maryland – School of Public Health.
“I am grateful for this scholarship,” says Jones. “This career transition is something I have been very intentional about and to receive support in this capacity, from an organization of this caliber is the ultimate reassurance that I am headed in the right direction.”
The LCS Foundation supports the education and professional development of students pursuing careers in the field of senior living. The Georgetown University curriculum represents the only known graduate-level program dedicated exclusively to preparing the next generation of leaders for careers in the senior living industry. The curriculum goal is to attract professionals with high levels of education and experience, with the potential to move more quickly into executive positions.
“The LCS Foundation provides opportunities to prepare students for the future,” says Ed Kenny, LCS Foundation president. “Georgetown University and LCS share a common goal of developing the next generation of leaders for the senior housing and care profession that will make a difference to the people we serve today and those we will serve in the years ahead.”
The LCS Foundation has established a collaboration with Georgetown University to support the continued education of students pursuing degrees in the senior living industry. Through the program, university scholarships are awarded annually. Recipients are chosen by the university’s selection committee guided by principles endorsed by the LCS Foundation Professional Development Committee. Similar scholarships are in place at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.
About the LCS Foundation™
The LCS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization created to develop future leaders of the senior housing and care profession, support Alzheimer’s care and research initiatives, and provide financial relief for personnel during crises. Established by leaders from the LCS Family of Companies, the LCS Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of directors who are connected to the field of senior living and have a deep passion for serving seniors. At LCS Foundation, Experience Is EverythingTM. For more information, visit lcsfoundationLCS.org.