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Beacon awards nurses scholarships toward education, advanced degrees

Congratulations to the 2021 Beacon Nursing Scholars. Sixty-seven of our nurses have received more than $360,000 in scholarships from the Beacon Health Foundation.

The scholarships, which are made possible through generous donors in our community, support non-clinical associates entering the nursing field, as well as nurses pursuing advanced degrees. We will be sharing many of their inspirational stories in the weeks ahead.

“Our nurses are often the primary or sole provider for their families,” says Susan King, President of the Beacon Health Foundation. “Education is expensive, and costs should not be a barrier to reaching your career goals.”

We appreciate the donors who support the nurses who care for our patients, their families and our community.

Here are our 2021 Nursing Scholars:

Loretta Adams, Patient Care Assistant, Memorial, pursuing BSN
Teresa Birk, RN, Elkhart General, pursuing MSN
Lisa Blouin, RN/Director, Elkhart General, pursuing MSN
Hayley Boyd, RN, Memorial, pursuing MSN
Brittany Cadoret, RN, Memorial, pursuing BSN
Tupo Chipala, RN, Memorial, pursuing BSN
Ma Cherizza Chua, RN, Elkhart General, pursuing BSN
Christie Chupp, RN, Memorial, pursuing BSN
Raquel Cruz, Lab Assistant, Memorial, pursuing Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy
Kristen Deal, RN, Elkhart General, pursuing BSN
Aimee Diaz, RN, Memorial, pursuing BSN
Jackie Doolin, RN, Memorial, pursuing MSN
Faviola Duran, Patient Care Assistant, Memorial, pursuing Associates Degree in Nursing
Adrienne Erickson, RN, Memorial, pursuing BSN
Stephanie Fisher, RN, Memorial, pursuing, MSN/FNP
Marcy Floyd, RN, Memorial, pursuing MSN/FNP
Cassie Freitag, RN, Memorial, pursuing BSN
Crystal Friel, RN, Memorial, pursuing BSN
Craig Fruth, Flight Paramedic, Memorial, pursuing Bachelors in Informatics
Gabrielle Gage, RN, Memorial, pursuing BSN
Nicole Gardner, RN/Manager, Elkhart General, pursuing MSN
Joshua Geibe, RN, Memorial, pursuing MSN/Pych NP
Stacey Griffen, RN, Elkhart General, pursuing BSN
Blair Hale, Patient Care Assistant, Memorial, pursuing Associates Degree in Nursing
Erin Hickok, RN, Memorial, pursuing BSN
Rayven Jarvis, Nursing Assistant, Elkhart General, pursuing Associate of Science in Nursing
Krista Jewel, RN, Elkhart General, pursuing MSN
McKenzie Jobin, RN, Elkhart General, pursuing BSN
Stephen Kiai, RN, Memorial, pursuing MSN/FNP
Marci Killarney, RN/Manager, Elkhart General, pursuing MSN in Education
Henry Kirori, RN, Memorial, pursuing MSN/FNP
Kelley Kurtz, Risk, Memorial, pursuing BSN
Mike Louderback, RN, Memorial, pursuing MSN in Nursing Education
Kayla Lubelski, RN, Memorial, pursuing MSN/FNP
Abel Manrique, Operating Room Assistant, Memorial, pursuing BSN
Rachel Manthey, Nursing Assistant, Elkhart General, pursuing BSN
Laura Minix, RN, Elkhart General, pursuing MSN
Tammy Mitchell, CMA/Scribe, Memorial, pursuing LPN
Fethia Mohammed, RN, Memorial, pursuing BSN
Becky Monnin, RN, Memorial, pursuing BSN
Danielle Muse, RN, Memorial, pursuing BSN
Eunice Ngata, RN, Elkhart General, pursuing BSN
Silvia Pachero, Patient Care Assistant, Memorial, pursuing Associates Degree in Nursing
Shavonne Parchman, RN, Elkhart General, pursuing BSN
Deanna Roberts, RN/BSN/Director, Elkhart General, pursuing MBA in Business
Brandy Robertson, RN, Memorial, pursuing MSN/NP
Alicia Rogers, Patient Care Assistant, Memorial, pursuing Associates Degree in Nursing
Jennafer Sammentinger, Charge RN, Memorial, pursuing BSN
Ashley Schafer, RN, Memorial, pursuing MSN/FNP
Harmony Schmitt, RN, Memorial, pursuing BSN
Shannon Scott, Patient Care Assistant, Memorial, pursuing Associates Degree in Nursing
Emily Shaver, RN, Elkhart General, pursuing MSN
Mary Jane Smith, RN, Memorial, pursuing MSN in Nursing Education
Becca Soltau, Patient Care Assistant, Memorial, pursuing Associates Degree in Nursing
Margaret Szucs, RN, Memorial, pursuing MBA in Healthcare Management
Jen Tonkovich, RN, Memorial, pursuing MSB in Healthcare Administration
Karri Weber, Patient Care Assistant, Memorial, pursuing Associates Degree in Nursing
Kate Wilhelm, RN, Memorial, pursuing MSN in Nursing Management
Amanda Yeazel, RN, Memorial, pursuing BSN

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