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Scholarships awarded for spring semester

Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014

Two Parkview Huntington Hospital employees working toward nursing degrees have been awarded Jill Dreyer Scholarships for the spring 2014 semester. Amanda Connelley, Monroe; and Jami Rice, Lagro, received $750 toward their education costs for the current academic 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, calling it “a great example of the generosity of people who work at this hospital.”

The scholarship was established in 2004 in memory of the late Jill Dreyer. Initial funding came from those who had worked with Dreyer 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 examination for various nursing certifications.

Since 2004, the Jill Dreyer Scholarship program has provided $15,250 in assistance to 17 different recipients. Juli Johnson, vice president of patient care services, led a committee of nurses who reviewed the scholarship applications. She presented the recipients with commemorative certificates at a ceremony last week.

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. Rice is a registered nurse in the hospital’s med/surgery and constant care units. She is working toward a degree as a family nurse practitioner at Purdue University-Calumet.

Shown in the photo above from left to right are Juli Johnson, VP patient care services, Parkview Huntington Hospital; Amanda Connelley; Jami Rice and Mike Perkins, director of Parkview Huntington Foundation.