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St. Joseph’s announces scholarship recipients



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St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center

St. Joseph’s announces list of 2006 scholarship recipients

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center recently announced its 2006 list of 32 college scholarship winners, with seven going to co-workers and the other 25 to dependants of co-workers.

To qualify for one of the four different scholarships, candidates must be a St. Joseph’s co-worker or have parents who work for the hospital. Presently, St. Joseph’s annually gives out five $1,500 Shirley Williams scholarships, 20 $1,000 dependant scholarships, five $1,500 Gayle Sanders scholarships, one $1,000 Elisabeth Wagner scholarship and one $1,000 CJ Horner scholarship. They are awarded based on GPA, length of employment, interview score and financial need.

The Gayle Sanders scholarships, which support St. Joseph’s co-workers who are pursuing nursing degrees, were awarded to Kim Brumwell, Debbie Baldwin, Stephanie Christian, Stacey Lynne McVey and Colecia Whitaker. The Elisabeth Wagner and CJ Horner scholarships also go to co-workers who are pursuing a nursing degree and this year’s winners are Tonya Foreman and Barbara Ellis-Erby, respectively.

The dependant scholarship winners are: Bob Pellegrino, Malcolm Williams, Tiffany Elaine Dixon, Matthew K. Williams, Marissa Grandstaff, Sierra Spivey, Jennifer Irvin, Amanda Terauchi, Matt Jefferson, Amanda Rash, Dena Ellis, Adrienne LaShay, John David Richter, Julienne Neigh, Brian Moore, Emily Jean Jack, Candice T. Davis, Stephanie Lynn Drobena, Jason Thomas Pelton and Brittney Wigley.

The Shirley Williams scholarships are awarded to co-workers’ dependants and this year’s recipients are Nicholas Andrew Rosenau, Benjamin Black, Bobbi Ann Black, Jamie Elizabeth Smith and Nicole Freeman. Freeman was also St. Joseph’s recipient of a $1,000 Charles Thoele scholarship from the Sisters of Mercy. Eighteen Charles Thoele scholarships are given out annually – one to a dependant of a co-worker at each Strategic Service Unit (SSU) within the Sisters of Mercy Health System.

A member of the Sisters of Mercy Health System, St. Joseph’s is a not-for-profit Catholic hospital, two-time recipient of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ and now winner of both the overall Diamond Award and large-company Gold Award at the 2006 Governor’s Family-Friendly Employer Awards ceremony. For further information on the recognition from HealthGrades, Governor Mike Huckabee’s Family-Friendly Employer Initiative and services offered by St. Joseph’s, please visit


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