Photo (left to right) Timothy Chatham(Shepherd Hill Regional High School), Amy Reidy (Holy Name Central Massachusetts High School), Lillian M. Talbot (HH Auxiliary Scholarship Co-Chair), Sally Baum (HH Auxiliary Scholarship Committee Member), Kathy Vairo (HH Auxiliary President), Grace Kirk (HH Auxiliary Scholarship Co-Chair), Janina Swiacki (HH Auxiliary Scholarship Committee Member), Ashleigh Panagiotou (Mass Academy of Math and Science). Scholarship recipient not present in photo: Jessica Skowyra (Tantasqua Regional Vocational High School).
Since 1959 The Harrington Hospital Auxiliary has been proud to award annual scholarships to area students planning to pursue a career in health care. In 1959, the first and only scholarship awarded was in the amount of $250.00. Sine then tuition costs and student needs have increased exponentially, thus motivating The Auxiliary to adopt more fund raising endeavors and creative means to raise money to fund more scholarships. The Scholarship Committee greatly appreciates the dedicated fund raising efforts of The Auxiliary to fund the scholarship program. A special thank you to the annual Duck Pluck, the Gift Shop, and all other fund raising activities which annually finance The Harrington Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Program.
This year The Auxiliary is pleased to announce that four $4000.00 scholarships were presented on June 11, 2012 at a ceremony at Harrington Hospital. Scholarship recipients must be committed to a recognized program in Health Care and reside in one of the seventeen communities served by Harrington Hospital. Scholarship recipients must be in possession of a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED), or graduates of a school board approved home school program. Adult students (post graduates) who are either commencing their studies in health care, or continuing advanced studies in health care are also eligible to apply, adhering to scholarship guidelines. Hospital employees and relatives of employees are eligible to apply provided the above criteria is met. Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply. Scholarship information and applications are made available annually to all superintendents, principals, and guidance counselors within the Harrington Hospital service area. The Harrington Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Committee received sixty-four applicants in 2012.
2012 HH AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
TIMOTHY CHATHAM Timothy lives in Charlton and is a 2012 graduate of Shepherd Hill Regional High School. Timothy will attend The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science in the Fall. He will pursue a six year program in Pharmacy. .
ASHLEIGH PANAGIOTOU Ashleigh lives in Webster and is a 2012 graduate of the Massachusetts Academy of Mathematics and Science in Worcester, MA, a Massachusetts high school program of academic excellence affiliated with Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Ashleigh attended Bartlett High School in grades 9 and10. Ashleigh will attend Simmons College in the Fall and will pursue the study of Nursing, with a concentration in Pediatric Nursing.
AMY REIDY Amy lives in North Brookfield and is a 2012 graduate of Holy Name High Central Massachusetts High School in Worcester, MA. Amy will attend The University of New Haven in Connecticut in the Fall. She will pursue the extensive study of Forensic Medicine.
JESSICA SKOWYRA Jessica lives in Brimfield and is a 2012 graduate of Tantasqua Regional Vocational High School. Jessica will attend the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania in the Fall. She will pursue the extensive study of Pediatric Medicine with aspirations of becoming a Pediatrician.
The Harrington Hospital Auxiliary appreciates the dedication of Grace Kirk and Lillian Talbot (Co-Chairpersons), and scholarship committee members Sally Baum and Janina Swiacki to the 2012 HH Auxiliary Scholarship selection process.
Since 1974 The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Harrington Hospital has sponsored an annual golf tournament to raise monies to fund The Dr. Robert VanVooren annual scholarship. This $1000.00 scholarship is awarded annually to a HH employee in pursuit of advanced Health Care study in the Fall of 2012. Two $1000.00 were also awarded on June 11, 2012 in the memory of cardiac rehabilitation pioneer, Dr. Robert VanVooren. Mrs. Judith Flannery, Dr. VanVooren Scholarship presenter and Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Manager, works tirelessly with her committee members to make this scholarship an annual reality.
2012 DR. ROBERT VANVOOREN SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
JILLIAN MACDONALD Jillian lives in Woodstock, CT and is a 2012 graduate of Woodstock Academy. Jillian works part-time in the laboratory at Harrington Hospital. Jillian will attend Salve Regina College in the Fall and plans to pursue the study of Nursing. Once Jillian receives her Bachelor's Degree, she plans to further her study to become a Nurse Practitioner, with a concentration in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
PATRICIA KENNEY Patricia lives in Webster and is presently enrolled in the online program at Phoenix University. Patricia is in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She plans to pursue a Masters Degree in Nursing following completion of the BS Program. Patricia presently works at Harrington Hospital and at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island.
The Harrington Hospital Auxiliary congratulates all of the above 2012 scholarship recipients and wishes them success as they pursue their chosen paths of health care study.
- Friday, 29 June 2012
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