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Parkview announces Scholarships recipients

Posted: Friday, December 20, 2013

Four Parkview Huntington Hospital employees working toward nursing degrees received Jill Dreyer Scholarships in 2013. Courtney Boggs, South Whitley; Whitney Buzzard, Warren; Amanda Connelley, Monroe and Erin Heishman, Roanoke each received $750 toward their education costs in 2013.

Buzzard and Heishman received scholarships for the spring semester and Boggs and Connelley received their awards for the fall semester. The awards were announced by Mike Perkins, director of Parkview Huntington Foundation, which administers the Jill Dreyer Scholarship funds.

“This scholarship is funded by contributions from Parkview Huntington Hospital team members through the Foundation’s annual Employee Giving Campaign,” Perkins said. “It is an example of the generosity of Parkview Huntington people continuing to do great things at this hospital.”

The scholarship was established in 2004 in memory of the late Jill Dreyer by those who 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 will also be used to reimburse qualified candidates for fees incurred taking final examinations for various nursing certifications.

Juli Johnson, vice president of Patient Care Services, chaired a committee of nurses who reviewed the scholarship applications. Johnson and Parkview Huntington president Darlene Garrett presented the recipients with commemorative certificates at a recent ceremony.

Boggs, a registered nurse, works in the hospital’s Inpatient and Constant Care units. She is pursuing a master’s degree in nursing as a family nurse practitioner at the University of Saint Francis. Buzzard is a registered nurse working in the Inpatient unit. She also is pursuing a master’s degree in nursing as a family nurse practitioner at the University of Saint Francis. Connelley is a unit assistant in the hospital’s Emergency Department. She is working toward a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing at the University of Saint Francis. Heishman is a paramedic with the Parkview Huntington Emergency Medical Service. She is studying for an associate’s of science in nursing at Excelsior College.

Shown in the photo from left, Darlene Garrett, president of Parkview Huntington Hospital; recipients, Amanda Connelley, Courtney Boggs and Whitney Buzzard; Juli Johnson, vice president of Patient Care Services and Mike Perkins, director, Parkview Huntington Foundation. Erin Heishman is not pictured.