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Scholarship Luncheon Honors Recipients and Recognizes Donors

Awards and accolades | Posted Friday, August 16, 2019

SoutheastHEALTH Foundation scholarship recipients and the individuals who are helping them earn degrees in the healthcare field were honored at a luncheon held recently at the Jackson Civic Center. The event celebrated the success of 24 students who received $47,200 in scholarship awards. Guest speaker was Dr. Steven Langdon, President of the Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

SoutheastHEALTH Foundation Executive Director Patti Ranzini said, "Because of the generosity of donors, our scholarship recipients are working to enter a field dedicated to helping others. Our scholarship programs not only make a difference to patients, but also to our communities, as scholars meet their academic goals and enter the healthcare work force."

Since 1962, nearly $1.5 million in scholarships has been awarded.

This year's recipients include:

Enrolled in Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences programs:

  • McKenzie Belt, Polly DuVal Kinder Scholarship
  • Malary Burger, L.P. Maxwell, MD, Scholarship
  • Ashely Ferrell, Hutson Family Scholarship
  • Kaitlin Hepner-Sauer, Ilena Aslin Scholarship
  • Sarah Hill, Jean Chapman, MD, Scholarship
  • Amy Jeffries, Karen Crites Henderickson, EdD, RN, NEA-BC Scholarship
  • Alexia New, Dorothy Kies Penzel Scholarship
  • Raena Perkey, O.D. Niswonger Scholarship
  • Hannah Sauceda, Sheila R. Caskey, PhD, Scholarship
  • Cassidy Sawyer, Hazel Harrison Strickler Scholarship
  • Brit Taylor, Margaret Foster Roberts Scholarship
  • Jade Toombs, Charlotte Black Sargent Scholarship
  • Katelyn Wall, Tom Welch Radiography Scholarship
  • Tara McCoy, US BankCorp Foundation Grant Scholarship

Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center

  • Logan Middleton, Foundation Scholarship

Missouri State University

  • Lorilea Johnson, Nancy Ann Bray Scholarship

Southeast Missouri State University

  • Madyson Bastean, Hazel Harrison Strickler Scholarship
  • Courtney Beggs, Balsamo Family Scholarship
  • Keasha Hubbert, William and Martina Scott Scholarship
  • Madelyn Johnson, Margaret Foster Roberts Scholarship
  • Lauren Vowels, James W. Wente Scholarship
  • Carlee Williamson, Cape County Medical Alliance Scholarship
  • Ashley Yarbro, Ilena Aslin Scholarship

Three Rivers College

  • Emily Smallwood, Elda Haertling Scholarship