2013 Scholarship Recipients - Mercy Medical Center Volunteer Organization
Marian University School of Radiologic Technology Student Scholarships:
Mercy Medical Center Volunteers is pleased to award three $1,000 scholarships to students in the Marian University School of Radiologic Technology for the 2012-2013 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): Allyssa Wilz, Courtney Rausch, and Rachael Pethke
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 Katie Dewayne
Congratulations to Katie Dewane, the 2013 Mercy Medical Center Volunteer Student Scholarship winner of $500. The scholarship was created and is administered by the Mercy Medical Center Volunteer Advisory Board.
Katie’s volunteer experience totals 285 hours and counting, with the majority of her time spent volunteering in the errands area. She also volunteers with her church, even offering her helping hands for a month-long mission trip in Argentina. No matter where she is, her favorite part of volunteering is “the feeling of helping and meeting new people.” Katie likes being a part of the community, and believes that because she can give back, she should.
Katie will be graduating from Lourdes High School in Oshkosh this spring. Outside of volunteering, she enjoys playing volleyball, softball, and especially horse back riding with her horse, Mel. Katie will soon be making her final decision of college choice between Santa Clara University, Marymount University, and the University of San Diego as a pre-med student.
Mercy Medical Center is grateful for Katie’s commitment to volunteering. Even with her busy schedule, she finds time to give back to her community.
Natalie Bolin Scholarship
Awarded to Brian Sheridan
The Natalie Kate Bolin Mercy Student Volunteer Scholarship Award was created by the family of Natalie Kate Bolin, in memory of her beautiful spirit and life. Natalie was a MMC volunteer. The scholarship is administered by the Mercy Health Foundation. 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 Brian Sheridan.
Brian currently volunteers in the errands department, where he has been volunteering since August 2010. When Brian was asked what he enjoys the most about volunteering at MMC he responded, “I like talking to the people and helping them out.” When Brian was asked what he likes to do in his spare time Brian responded, “I’m really big into drama. I try to get involved in all the school plays and acting classes I can. I also love to write. I will usually write about whatever I want, I don't have a preference. It can be a factual article or a fictional story or anything in between.”
Brian was asked what would be one thing he would change in the world; Brian responded, “One of the simplest things I can think of that I would like to see change in this world would be to have more people volunteer. It's one of the greatest things you can do in your life that anyone can find time for. It can be helpful, it can be fun, and people are always looking for more help. Even if someone only has an hour a week to invest their time, take advantage of it.”
Brian’s plans are to attend the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and he plans to major in journalism. Brian’s goal for 2013 is to start his freshmen year of college off as strong as possible. He appreciates the scholarship, and we wish him well.