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Moore, Smith receive Dreyer scholarships

Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011

Two Parkview Huntington Hospital employees working toward nursing degrees have received Jill Dreyer Scholarships for the spring 2011 semester.

Jessica Moore and Stephanie Smith, both unit clerks in the Emergency Department, 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.

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, along with Emergency Department manager Doug Selig, formally presented the awards to Moore and Smith.

Moore, who lives in Columbia City, is pursuing an associate’s of science in nursing at the University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne. Her career goals include obtaining a bachelor’s and possibly a master’s, both in nursing.

Smith, a Huntington resident, is also working toward an associate’s of science in nursing degree, and her goal is to complete advanced degrees and become a registered nurse.

The application process for the fall 2011 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.