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NCMC Foundation awards $72,000 in scholarships

 

GREELEY, Colo. (April 23, 2012) -- The North Colorado Medical Center Foundation recently announced the recipients of its 2012 scholarships.

The Mildred S. Hansen Nursing Tuition Scholarship was established under the will of the late Mildred Hansen, former owner and publisher of the Greeley Tribune.  This scholarship is open to any Weld County high school graduate planning to pursue a nursing degree. During the first two years, this scholarship pays the equivalent of in-state tuition and books. In years three and four, the scholarship pays the equivalent of in-state tuition, books, fees, and a stipend for living expenses. This year’s recipient is Samantha Smith, a 2012 graduate of Platte Valley High School.  Smith will attend the University of Northern Colorado this fall.

The Mildred S. Hansen Nursing Scholarship is awarded annually to a non-traditional student (25 years or older) who is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in nursing at UNC.  This two-year scholarship covers the cost of tuition, books, fees, and a stipend for living expenses.  This year’s recipient is Heidi Hassler of Greeley.

The Mildred S. Hansen Nursing Program Scholarship is awarded annually to a non-traditional student who is pursuing a nursing degree at UNC. This two-year scholarship also covers the cost of tuition, books, fees, and a stipend for living expenses. The 2012 recipient is Todd Bohling of Greeley.

The Nurse Education Tuition Assistance Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who is pursuing a bachelor’s of science in nursing. This scholarship provides $1,500 per semester for up to five semesters. Recipients of this scholarship must agree to work for the North Colorado Medical Center upon completion of their degree. The 2012 recipient is Susie Wells of Loveland.  Susie is attending nursing school at UNC.

The Belle Marquand Loustalet Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established by her son, Mike, and his wife, Marilynn, in memory of his mother.  The scholarship is awarded annually to an individual who has been accepted into an accredited nursing program with plans to complete a bachelor’s or associate’s degree in nursing.  The award for 2012 is $3,000 and the recipient is Madaline Moore of Ft. Collins who is attending UNC.  

The Lily E. Widney Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established in her memory by the family of this long-time Greeley resident and former nurse. This scholarship is available to assist a North Colorado Medical Center employee in obtaining an Associate’s or Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing. This one-time award serves to recognize an individual making an important contribution to NCMC while simultaneously pursuing a nursing degree. The 2012 recipient is Leah Miller of Greeley.  Leah is currently completing nursing school at UNC.

The USA Scholarship was established to offer North Colorado Medical Center employees working in environmental services positions the opportunity to further or complete their education through courses at a community college, technical school, or a university. The 2012 recipient is Luke Rautmann of Greeley. He is currently enrolled at Aims Community College.

The Florence Winograd Educational Scholarship was established by Florence in honor of the care her late husband received at North Colorado Medical Center. The award serves to recognize and reward a group of individuals at NCMC who exemplify teamwork. The winning team shares a grant to be used for continuing education. The 2012 winner is the NCMC Sepsis Resource Team. This team provides a systematic approach shown to improve outcomes and reduce mortality and cost.  NCMC led the Banner Health System in having the lowest sepsis mortality rate in 2011.  Team members include Kathryn Palmer, Maggi Basinger, Chuck Nemejc, Tina Brower, Danielle Dial, Robert Janata, Lauren Grossman, Brenda Tousley, Andrew Canterbury, Joanie Carvajal, Lori Davidson, Monica Hupalo, Regina Lewis, Natalie Willis, and Marianne Wright.

As part of its ongoing commitment to health education, the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation annually awards these scholarships to individuals in the community and employees at the North Colorado Medical Center. To date, the NCMC Foundation has provided scholarships to more than 80 people. Some of these individuals have remained in Greeley and work as part of the staff at NCMC. Other recipients have chosen different paths. One went to work in a major metropolitan hospital emergency room, another joined the medical staff of a traveling clinic for Alaskan natives, and still another joined the teaching faculty of a university nursing program. Every NCMC Foundation scholarship recipient has a unique story to tell and all have worked very hard to achieve educational and career success.

Please feel free to call Donna Benson, Director of Planned Giving, if you would like more information about the NCMC Foundation scholarship program.  She can be reached at 350-6773 or email.

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