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Jill Dreyer Scholarships named

Posted: Thursday, February 2, 2012

Two Parkview Huntington Hospital employees have received Jill Dreyer Scholarships for the spring 2012 semester. Jessica Moore, a unit clerk in the emergency department, and Jami Rice, an RN in the medical/surgical department and a shift supervisor, will each receive $750 toward their education costs for the upcoming semester. The awards were announced by Mike Perkins, director of the Parkview Huntington Hospital Foundation, which administers the Jill Dreyer Scholarship funds.

“This scholarship is particularly meaningful because it is funded by contributions from Parkview Huntington Hospital team members through the annual Employee Giving Campaign,” Perkins said. “It is an example of the generosity of Parkview Huntington people doing important things here in this hospital.”

The scholarship was established in 2004 in memory of the late Jill Dreyer by those who had worked with her while she was a registered nurse at Parkview Huntington Hospital. The scope of the scholarship was expanded in 2010 to provide a total of four, $750 scholarships each year to full- and part-time Parkview Huntington Hospital employees pursuing a nursing education. It also is used to reimburse qualified candidates for fees incurred taking final examination for various nursing certifications.

Since the program’s inception, twelve Parkview Huntington Hospital nurses have been awarded scholarships. The latest awards bring the total amount of assistance to $9,250. Linda Prus, director of patient services, chaired a committee of nurses who reviewed applications for this year’s scholarships. She and Parkview Huntington COO Darlene Garrett formally presented the awards to Moore and Smith.

Moore, who lives in Columbia City, is pursuing an associate degree of science in nursing at the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne. Her career goals include obtaining a bachelor’s and possibly a master’s, both in nursing. Rice, a Huntington resident, is working toward a master’s degree in family nurse practitioner at Purdue University/Calumet.

The application process for the fall 2012 scholarship awards will begin in June, with awards to be announced in August. More information on the Jill Dreyer Scholarship is available from Perkins at (260) 355-3316.

Shown in the photo above is Linda Prus (left), Parkview Huntington Hospital director of patient services, and Darlene Garrett (right), chief operating officer, presenting Jill Dreyer Scholarship certificates to (from left): Jami Rice, RN, and Jessica Moore.