2012 Scholarship Recipients - Mercy Medical Center Volunteer Organization
School of Radiology Scholarships:
Mercy Medical Center Volunteers is pleased to award three $1,000 scholarships to students in Mercy’s School of Radiology for the 2011-2012 academic year. The scholarships are applied to tuition and expenses. The students were honored at the Fall General Meeting and Luncheon where the awards were presented.
Awardees included (left to right): Molly McCosky, Alyssa Sukow, and Maggie Dickman
University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh Nursing Scholarships
Mercy Medical Center Volunteers is pleased to award three $1000 scholarships to nursing students at UW Oshkosh for the 2012-2013 academic year. The scholarships are applied towards tuition. Recipients are Melissa Maruicci-Knoble, Gretchen Theis and Tara Sieman. The students were honored at the university scholarship award ceremony.
Scholarship recipient Gretchen Theis, middle, at the UW Oshkosh Awards Ceremony April 2012. Presenter, Brent MacWilliams, is on the left, and Chancellor Richard Wells is on the right.
High School Student Volunteer Scholarship
Awarded to Mark Drees
Congratulations to Mark Drees, the 2012 Mercy Medical Center Student Volunteer Scholarship winner of $500. Marks volunteer experience totals 357 hours since he began in July of 2008. He has volunteered in errands, at the information desk, and at the reception desk. Mark has family members working at Mercy who encouraged him to become a volunteer. He states, “I like volunteering because I interact with people that I have never met and everyone here is always positive.”
Mark will be graduating from Oshkosh North High School this spring. His interests include playing trombone in the Oshkosh North Band, being involved in Eagle Scouts, and singing A cappella with his friends. Mark will be attending Fox Valley Technical College in the fall to work on his Associates Degree in Nursing.
We are very grateful for Mark’s commitment to volunteering and appreciate his willingness to volunteer in the community during his busy high school years. Thank you Mark, we’re wishing you the very best for your future!
Natalie Bolin Scholarship
Awarded to Megan Shippee
The Natalie Bolin Forever Scholarship Award was created by the family of Natalie Kate Bolin, a prior student volunteer who passed away in a car accident. The Scholarship is administered by the Mercy Health Foundation. This student volunteer scholarship honors Natalie’s beautiful spirit and life.
Criteria for this scholarship are to be an Oshkosh West High School graduate, and a Mercy Medical Center Volunteer in good standing with the highest amount of volunteer hours. This year’s $500 scholarship will be presented to Megan Shippee at the Oshkosh West senior recognition ceremony.
Megan’s volunteer experience totals 391 hours since she started her volunteer journey on October 30, 2008. She volunteered in errands and transport. Her favorite aspect of volunteering at Mercy Medical Center was the opportunity to work alongside healthcare professionals and fellow volunteers. Currently, Megan is taking classes to obtain her CNA certification. She plans on attending Fox Valley Technical College in the fall, followed by UW Madison. She plans on furthering her education by attending medical school to become a cardiologist. In addition to volunteering, Megan is a member of the Oshkosh West High School Science Club.
We wish Megan the best in her future endeavors. We appreciate the time she spent giving back to Mercy and the community.
“A smile goes a long way.” –Natalie Bolin