Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Foundation announces scholarship recipients

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020

Three Parkview Huntington Hospital (PHH) nurses – two of them pursuing master’s degrees have been awarded the Jill Dreyer scholarships for the spring 2020 semester. Justin Asher, Sandra Martinez and Angela Troyer each received $1,000 toward their education costs for the current academic semester.

The awards were announced by Mike Perkins, director of the Parkview Huntington Foundation, which administers the Jill Dreyer Scholarship funds.

“The Jill Dreyer Scholarship program demonstrates the vision and thoughtful investment of Parkview Huntington Hospital co-workers and members of the community the hospital serves,” Perkins said. “It is funded by gifts from co-workers during the foundation’s annual Employee Generosity Campaign as well as by proceeds from community events presented by the foundation and the hospital.”

Asher, who is from Huntington, is a registered nurse (RN) and a nursing supervisor at the hospital. He has been a nurse at PHH for the past decade, and has been awarded the Jill Dreyer Scholarship four times since 2014. Asher is enrolled at Indiana Wesleyan University, working toward a master’s degree in nursing and a nurse practitioner certification.

Martinez, a resident of Monroe, is a certified nursing assistant and an emergency care technician in PHH’s Emergency Department, having been part of the hospital team all three years of her nursing career. She is pursuing an associate degree in nursing at the University of Saint Francis.

Troyer, also of Huntington, is an RN in the hospital’s Family Birthing Center. She also received the Jill Dreyer Scholarship for the spring 2019 semester. Troyer is working toward her master’s degree in nursing, as well as her nurse practitioner certification, at Goshen College. She has spent the past five and a half years of her 20-year nursing career at PHH.

The scholarship program was established in 2004 in memory of the late Jill Dreyer, a PHH nurse. It provides as many as six scholarships each year to full and part-time PHH co-workers pursuing a nursing education. It also is used to reimburse qualified candidates for fees incurred taking their final examinations for various nursing certifications. A committee of PHH nurses reviews the scholarship applications and selects the recipients.

Since its inception, the Jill Dreyer Scholarship program has provided $40,000 in assistance to hospital co-workers.

Shown in the photo, from left, are Doug Selig, vice president of Patient Care Services; Justin Asher; Katie Mitchell, Emergency Department manager; Sandra Martinez; Angela Troyer; Beth Crist, Family Birthing Center manager and Juli Johnson, president, Parkview Huntington Hospital. Asher, Martinez and Troyer are all pursuing studies in nursing and were selected by a committee of their peers to receive the scholarship.