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Saint Francis Foundation and Auxiliary Award Healthcare Scholarships to 23 Area Students

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Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Medical Center Auxiliary awarded healthcare scholarships to 23 area students on August 2. Each student received $2,000 in scholarships toward a degree in a healthcare-related profession.

The Saint Francis Foundation and Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship Program was created in 1987. Since its inception, the program has provided more than $441, 000 in education scholarships to college students pursuing professional healthcare careers. Recipients must have completed at least one year in an accredited healthcare program, maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, and complete the application and essay requirement by the scheduled deadline.

The 2013 Saint Francis Foundation and Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship recipients are:

  • Desiree Arnzen, Leopold, Mo. – Earl Jr. and Lori Wills Memorial Scholarship
    Arnzen is a student at Southeast Missouri State University and plans to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in nursing in December.
  • Allison Bueter, Leopold, Mo. – Lucy Ellen Towse Memorial Scholarship
    Bueter is a student at Maryville University in St. Louis and expects to graduate in May 2014 with her master’s degree in occupational therapy. After graduation, she hopes to obtain employment that will give her an opportunity to work with autistic patients.
  • Emily Crites, Ellsinore, Mo. – Edythe M. Davis Scholarship
    Crites is a student at SoutheastHEALTH College of Nursing and Health Sciences and plans to graduate in December from the Medical Laboratory Science program.
  • Ashley Dosher, Crossville, Ill. – Mamie Hall Memorial Scholarship
    Dosher is student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and plans to graduate with a Master of Science in community nutrition dietetics in May 2014. After graduation, she would like to work with a public program such as WIC.
  • Kaycee Dukes, Dexter, Mo. – Raymond A. and Lilian K. Ritter Scholarship
    Dukes is a student at Maryville University in St. Louis and plans to graduate with a doctorate in physical therapy.
  • Lori Emmons, Cape Girardeau, Mo. – Susan E. Hinkebein Memorial Scholarship
    Emmons is a nursing student at Southeast Missouri State University and plans to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in nursing in May 2014. After graduation, she would like to work in a hospital setting at Saint Francis.
  • Merritt Gerlach, Cape Girardeau, Mo. – Lee G. and Katherine Cochran Memorial Scholarship
    Gerlach is a student at University of Missouri – Sinclair School of Nursing and plans to graduate with a doctorate in nursing practice. After graduation, she plans to specialize as a family nurse practitioner in a primary care setting.
  • Matthew Gerler, Jackson, Mo. – Christen Joyel Aufdenberg Memorial Scholarship
    Gerler is a student at Southeast Missouri State University and plans to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in nursing in May 2014. After graduation, he would like to work in a hospital setting on a medical surgical floor.
  • Pamela Glasener, Dexter, Mo. – Joseph and Harriette Hunter McCrate Scholarship
    Glasener is a student at SoutheastHEALTH College of Nursing and Health Science and will graduate in October from the Medical Lab Science Degree program. After graduation, Glasener would like to work in a hospital setting.
  • Andrea Grojean, St. Louis, Mo. – Bernadean Campbell Memorial Scholarship:
    Grojean is a nursing student at Truman State University and expects to graduate in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. After graduation, she would like to further her education and become a nurse practitioner.
  • Heather Hobbs, Benton, Mo. – Huttegger-Scherer Memorial Scholarship
    Hobbs is a student at Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center and will graduate in May 2014 with an associate’s degree in respiratory therapy.
  • Emily Hodge, Dahlgran, Ill. – Saint Francis Auxiliary 126th Anniversary Scholarship
    Hodge is a student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and expects to graduate in August 2014 with a Master of Science in food and nutrition. After graduation, she would like to work at the Veteran’s Home in Marion, Ill.
  • Lydia Lancaster, Dexter, Mo. – Raymond A. and Lilian K. Ritter Scholarship
    Lancaster is a student at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry and is on track to graduate with a doctorate in dental surgery in May 2016. After graduation, she plans to complete a general practice residency program.
  • Kirstie Mangels, Oran, Mo. – Sisters of Saint Francis Scholarship
    Mangels attends Southeast Missouri State University and expects to graduate in December with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. After graduation, she would like to work with pediatric patients.
  • Megan McDonald, Cape Girardeau, Mo. – Clara D. Newnam Memorial Scholarship
    McDonald is a student at Southeast Missouri State University and expects to graduate in May 2014 with her master’s degree in communication disorders. After graduation, she would like to work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or with patients who have suffered traumatic brain injury or stroke.
  • Emily Obergoenner, Cape Girardeau, Mo. – Evalyn and S. David Nunley Scholarship
    Obergoenner attends Southeast Missouri State University and expects to graduate in May 2014 with a Master of Arts in speech language pathology. After graduation, she plans to work with pediatric or acute care patients in a hospital setting.
  • Troy Phegley, Scott City, Mo. – Mark F. Scully Nursing Scholarship
    Phegley is a student at University of Missouri–Columbia and expects to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in nursing in December. After graduation, he plans to continue his education by pursuing a nurse practitioner degree.
  • Molly Proffer, Cape Girardeau, Mo. – Bess Estes Healthcare Scholarship
    Proffer is attending Maryville University in St. Louis and expects to graduate in May 2014 with a master’s degree in occupational therapy.
  • Emily Robinson, Richland, Mo. – Saint Francis Foundation Scholarship
    Robinson is a student at Southeast Missouri State University and plans to graduate in May 2014 with a Medical Technology degree. She currently works in the Saint Francis Laboratory as a lab assistant.
  • Kaitlin Schaller, Lee’s Summit, Mo. – Saint Francis Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship
    Schaller is a student at Southeast Missouri State University and expects to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in nursing in December.
  • Paige Schumer, Cape Girardeau, Mo. – Saint Francis Auxiliary Physician Honor Scholarship
    Schumer is a student at Maryville University in St. Louis and plans to graduate with a doctorate in physical therapy in December 2014.
  • Jake Wren, Jackson, Mo. – Carrie Suedekum Memorial Scholarship
    Wren is a student at the University of Missouri-Columbia and plans to graduate in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. He currently works at Saint Francis as a nurse extern in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit.
  • Melissa Wyatt, Patton, Mo. – Ken Hayden Memorial Nursing Scholarship
    Wyatt attends Southeast Missouri State University and plans to graduate in December with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. After graduation, she would like to work with general medical or medical-surgical patients in a hospital setting.

A special thank you is given to the committee for giving their time and expertise in reviewing the applications for the 2013 scholarships. The members of the committee include: Thelma Irwin, Scholarship Committee Chair; Kathy Marchi, B.J. Bowman, Lori Wills, Connie Laurentius and Nicole Chance.

Photo:
Back row, from left: Matthew Gerler, Jackson, Mo.; Troy Phegley, Scott City, Mo.; Melissa Wyatt, Patton, Mo.; Jake Wren, Jackson, Mo.; Lydia Lancaster, Dexter, Mo.; and Allison Bueter, Leopold, Mo. Second row, from left: Desiree Arnzen, Leopold, Mo.; Emily Crites, Ellsinore, Mo.; Merritt Gerlach, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Ashley Dosher, Crossville, Ill.; Emily Obergoenner, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; and Emily Hodge, Dahlgran, Ill. Front row, from left: Pamela Glasener, Dexter, Mo.; Kirstie Mangels, Oran, Mo.; Paige Schumer, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Megan McDonald, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; and Heather Hobbs, Benton, Mo.