Education Center Dedication

Lafayette, IN- February 4, 2016

Riggs Community Health Center accepted a gracious donation from the family of Sharon H. Eberhard to establish an employee education fund.

The celebration honoring Ms. Eberhard and her mission of education was held at Riggs Community Health Center-South Street location, home of the Sharon H. Eberhard Education Center.

Surrounded by Sharon’s family, Riggs Community Health Center President and chief executive officer, Dr. McQuade-Jones formally introduced the Sharon H. Eberhard Education Center. Dr. McQuade-Jones firmly believes education is, “the gift that keeps giving”.

With that premise in mind, the Sharon H. Eberhard Education Center will provide Riggs CHC employees many opportunities to further their education. Stocked with Wi-Fi compatible computers to provide employees access to online enrollment applications for various colleges and universities, the Sharon H. Eberhard Education Center is an onsite location for Riggs employees to begin the search to advance their careers.

“You never stop learning, when you do you stop growing”, is a mantra Dr. McQuade-Jones holds fast to and she firmly believes furthering education is necessary to take ones career to the next level.

Sharon also believed in lifelong learning and had a passion for reading. “Always wanting to do for others”, she dedicated her retirement to volunteering in the Lafayette community, which included Riggs Community Health Center.

Her huge heart and love for helping others led Sharon to attend Clown College, where she began to inspire others through the love of laughter.

Often, she would dress-up as ‘Sheradu the Clown’ and visit patients at local hospitals. Deemed the First Lady of the Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society, Sharon was an active member and avid historian working diligently behind the scenes for many years.

Riggs Community Health Centers extends its gratitude to the Eberhard family as the Sharon H. Eberhard Education Center will always be a part of Riggs legacy encouraging professional and personal growth for our employees.