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DCH foundation gives grant/loans, scholarships
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 8:13 PM

The Dearborn County Hospital Foundation recently hosted its annual scholarship banquet at the Dearborn Country Club.

A total of 14 high school graduates from the class of 2012 received $500 scholarships through the Dearborn County Hospital Foundation High School Senior Scholarship Program.

In addition, 12 students were awarded grant/loans as part of the Dearborn County Hospital Foundation and Dearborn County Hospital Healthcare Student Grant/Loan Program.
Dearborn County Hospital Foundation President Michael Rozow Jr., welcomed those in attendance.

A buffet dinner was provided, followed by remarks from Roger D. Howard, Dearborn County Hospital President/CEO.

The program continued with the presentation of scholarships and grant/loans.
Rozow began the awards ceremony by presenting the Anna F. Woods Estate Award to Ashley Works of Bennington, a Switzerland County High School graduate who is enrolled in the Associate of Science in Nursing program at Ivy Tech Community College.

He then continued by awarding the Edward & Grace Gray Scholarship to Rachel Campbell of Rising Sun, a homeschooled student who will study pharmacy at Pensacola Christian College.
Foundation Board Member Dr. Elizabeth Reece, a Board Certified Pediatrician with the Center for Women & Children, presented the DCH Medical Staff Award to Rachel Settle of Aurora, a South Dearborn High School graduate who is enrolled in the physical therapy program at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College.

Dr. Edward Reece, a Board Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist with the Center for Women & Children, continued by presenting the Dearborn-Ohio County Medical Society Scholarship to Tessa Larimer of Guilford, an Oldenburg Academy graduate who has enrolled in the physical therapy program at Bellarmine University.

Rev. William Helms, a member of the DCH Foundation Board of Directors, awarded the Elizabeth Anderson Scholarship to Meredith Goodall of Aurora, an Oldenburg Academy graduate who is seeking a bachelor’s degree in human biology at Indiana University.
Dearborn County Hospital Auxiliary President Sylvia Plashko presented three DCH Auxiliary Awards. 

The recipients were Maggie Adams of Batesville, a graduate of Batesville High School who is enrolled in the Associate of Science in Nursing program at Good Samaritan College of Nursing & Health Science; Evan VanStrien of Lawrenceburg, a Lawrenceburg High School graduate who will be working toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Thomas More College; and Rachel Vonderheide of Brookville, an East Central High School graduate who will enter the pharmacy program at the University of Cincinnati.

The family of the late Dr. Noshir Toddywalla presented the Noshir R. Toddywalla, M.D., Memorial Scholarship to Kelli Foglesong. A graduate of South Dearborn High School, Ms. Foglesong of Aurora, will pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the College of Mount St. Joseph.

Dearborn County Hospital Foundation Board Member Michael McLaughlin presented the Anna Cook O’Brien Awards to Alicia Reece of Brookville and Samantha Flodder of Oldenburg. Ms. Reece is a Franklin County High School graduate seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Ball State University.  Ms. Flodder is a Batesville High School graduate who will attend the University of Indianapolis to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
Linda Munfrey Harper, President of the Lawrenceburg Lions Club, presented her club’s award to Sarah Turpin of Lawrenceburg, a graduate of Lawrenceburg High School who is enrolled in the physical therapy program at the College of Mount St. Joseph.

William Ritzmann, President and CEO of United Community Bank and a member of the Dearborn County Hospital Board of Trustees, presented the United Community Bank Award to Tatijana Marsee of Milan, a graduate of Milan High School. Ms. Marsee plans to obtain a degree in speech-language pathology at Ball State University.

Kelsey Fuchs of Brookville, who graduated from Franklin County High School, was awarded a $500 scholarship. She will pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Ball State University.

Students receiving Dearborn County Hospital Foundation and Dearborn County Hospital Healthcare Student Grant/Loans were also recognized.

Pursuing Associate of Science in Nursing degrees from Ivy Tech Community College are Julie Allison of Lawrenceburg, Abbey Gilb of Aurora, Carrie Hobbs of Aurora, Anna Hoffmann of Madison, Michelle Hurst of Cross Plains, Brittany Jeffries of Versailles, Bernadine Patten of Batesville, Brenda Price of Carrollton, Whitney Richmond of Versailles, Denise Sawyer of Lawrenceburg and Valentina Sheyko of Lawrenceburg.

Dianne Pflum of Aurora also received a grant/loan.  She plans to become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant through Brown Mackie College.

For more information about the Dearborn County Hospital Foundation High School Senior Scholarship Program, please call the DCH Community Relations Department at 812-537-8190 or 800-676-5572, ext. 8190.   For information regarding the Dearborn County Hospital Foundation and Dearborn County Hospital Healthcare Student Grant/Loan Program, please call the DCH Human Resources Department at 812-537-8120 or 800- 676-5572, ext. 8120.