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Scholarships Awarded to Area Students in Healthcare Fields

July 11, 2012 11:40 a.m.

Scholarships were recently awarded to 30 area students in health-related fields during Sarah Bush Lincoln Volunteer Guild’s annual scholarship awards reception.

The Guild awarded $27,000 in scholarships to 28 students for the 2012-2013 academic year. In addition, Eric Foster was awarded the Vasudeo Shripad Joag Scholarship established by SBL Family Medical Center Internal Medicine physician Kiran Joag, MD, and his wife, Nandini. Foster is the first recipient of this scholarship, established in memory of Dr. Joag’s father. It will be awarded annually to a student from Coles County pursuing a degree in a medically related field. Joshua Wiseman of Champaign was awarded the Dr. C.D. Swickard Scholarship, which is also awarded annually to an area student. Both Foster and Wiseman are pursuing medical degrees from the University of Illinois.

Since 1979, the Guild has raised more than a half a million dollars to provide scholarships to students in SBL’s service area, who are pursuing their education in medically related fields. Funding for the scholarship program is provided through proceeds from The Gift Shop, Sarah’s Kiosk, and La Grande Soirée. Students receiving these scholarships are studying nursing, physical therapy, medicine, respiratory therapy, psychology, pharmacy, radiology, speech pathology and clinical lab science.

Scolarship recipients are:

Kelsey Batson of Lerna
Anita Bierman of Effingham
Ramie Boyer of Charleston
Christina Brockamp of Greenup
Jennifer Callaway of Charleston
Andrea Darimont of Charleston
Olivia Deters of Neoga
Eleni Ethington of Oakland
Austin Evans of Lovington
Hunter Farthing or Charleston
Dana Fasnacht of Ashmore
Chelsea Fitch of Greenup
Jo Flannell of Findlay
Eric Foster of Mattoon
Kaytlin French of Charleston
Kimberly Helmkamp of Shelbyville
Alex Kastl of Effingham
Sarah Nolan of Mattoon
Lori Nottmeyer of Mattoon
Letitia Quast-Wilson of Charleston
Cody Reeley of Charleston
Emily Ruholl of Teutopolis
Adam Schuler of Stewardson
Shelby Seaman of Mattoon
Mallory Steffen of Effingham
Kevin Strohl of Neoga
Myranda Tabb of Arthur
Andrea Tiffin of Casey
Jennifer Weaver of Greenup
Joshua Wiseman of Champaign.


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