Alice Hyde Auxiliary Announces 2021 Scholarship Awards
UVM Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center Auxiliary has awarded its annual scholarships to high school and college students, awarding more than $9,000 to twelve students pursuing careers in the field of health care.
Seven graduating high school seniors and five college students received a total of $8,500 from the Auxiliary, which also awarded the $1,000 Hugette MacDonald Memorial Scholarship Fund as well.
High school students receiving $500 scholarships include: Jordyn Holbrook of Chateaugay Central School, who will be attending the University of New England, where he is enrolled in the Pre-Med program with the goal of becoming a pediatrician; Madison Klepfer of Franklin Academy, who is attending the Nursing program at North Country Community College; Makayla Loeb of Franklin Academy, who is attending the Nursing program at North Country Community College; Ryleigh McCauley of Franklin Academy, who is attending Keuka College to pursue a career as a Laboratory Technologist; Kaitlyn Arcadi of St. Regis Falls Central School, who will attend the Nursing program at North Country Community College; Kiley Haverstock of St. Regis Falls Central School, who will attend SUNY Canton and pursue a career in nursing; and John Miller of Salmon River School, who will be attending North Country Community College and pursue a career in Radiologic Technology.
College students receiving $1,000 scholarships include: Chloe VanEss, who is majoring in Nursing at LeMoyne College; Haley Raville, who is majoring in Nursing at Sienna College; Corey LaBounty, who is pursuing certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner at SUNY Upstate Medical University; Alexis St. Hilaire, who is pursuing a degree in Veterinary Science at SUNY Canton; and Morgan Thomas, who is pursuing a degree in Nursing at SUNY Plattsburgh.
The Auxiliary’s Scholarship Committee also awarded the $1,000 Hugette MacDonald Memorial Scholarship to Makayla Loeb of Franklin Academy, who will attend the Nursing program at North Country Community College. The award can be used for tuition, books, fees, supplies or equipment related to her studies.
Mary Kay Smith, chairperson of the Auxiliary’s Scholarship Committee, said recipients received their award by mail earlier this summer. No in-person awards were held due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Smith said the ongoing public health response to the virus serves as a reminder of how critical workforce development and educational initiatives are for organizations like Alice Hyde.
“The pandemic served as a reminder to all of us of just how important skilled health care workers are to the present and future needs of our community,” said Smith. “It is always our hope that the scholarship recipients will return to our community to practice their professions.”
Members of the Auxiliary’s Scholarship Committee are: Kay Ray, Mary Tatro, Sue Spaulding and Mary Kay Smith.