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DCH Foundation Scholarships Will Help Students Pursuing Degrees

Posted On August 25, 2014

Press release from Dearborn County Hospital

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Each summer, the Dearborn County Hospital Foundation and Dearborn County Hospital host a banquet to honor their scholarship and grant/loan recipients.  Attending the DCH Foundation Scholarship Banquet at Dearborn Country Club are (left to right), front row:  Hannah Ascherman, Shelby Prince, Cayli Chase and Sierra Billman; second row:  Allison Raible, Jenna Huber and Miranda Richter; third row:  Susan Williamson, Emma Stern, Brooke Hartman and Laura Detmer; and back row, Hannah Rose, Kirsten Furnish, Emily Cumberworth, Caleb Huntington and Sydney Elliott. Photo provided.

 

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – The Dearborn County Hospital Foundation recently hosted its annual scholarship banquet at the Dearborn Country Club.  A total of 16 high school graduates from the class of 2014 received $500 scholarships through the Dearborn County Hospital Foundation High School Senior Scholarship Program.  In addition, four students were awarded grant/loans as part of the Dearborn County Hospital Foundation and Dearborn County Hospital Healthcare Student Grant/Loan Program.

Foundation Vice-President Rev. William Helms presented the invocation and welcomed those in attendance.  A buffet dinner was provided, followed by remarks from Roger D. Howard, DCH President/CEO.  The program continued with the presentation of scholarships and grant/loans.

This year, the DCH Foundation proudly announced two additional $500 scholarships.  The Henry W. Conrad, M.D., Memorial Scholarship and the Helen Conrad Scholarship were donated by the wife and children, respectively, of the late Dr. Henry Conrad.  Before retiring in 1990,  Dr. Conrad was a physician for many years, first in Milan and then, for most of his career, in Lawrenceburg.  Attending the scholarship banquet were his widow, Helen Conrad of Boca Raton; their daughter, Susan Conrad Perry of Albuquerque; and their son and daughter-in-law, H. Wayne and Loree Conrad of Dallas.

Rev. Helms began the program by presenting the Anna F. Woods Estate Award to Shelby Prince of Patriot, a Switzerland County High School graduate seeking her Associate of Science in Nursing Degree at IVY Tech-Lawrenceburg.

He also awarded the Edward and Grace Gray Scholarship to Rising Sun High School graduate and Rising Sun resident Sydney Elliott, who will major in Occupational Therapy at the University of Indianapolis.

Rev. Helms then presented the Elizabeth Anderson Scholarship to Emma Stern of Cedar Grove, a graduate of Franklin County High School who plans to obtain a degree in Radiography and Medical Imaging at IUPUI-Indianapolis.

Nancy Kennedy, M.D., DCH Chief of Staff, presented the DCH Medical Staff Award to Emily Cumberworth, a South Ripley Junior-Senior High School graduate from Holton headed to the University of Indianapolis to major in Pre-Medicine/Exercise Science.

Dr. Kennedy then honored Batesville resident Jenna Huber, a graduate of Batesville High School who is enrolled in the Radiography/Health Sciences program at Ball State University, with the Dearborn-Ohio County Medical Society Scholarship.

DCH Auxiliary President Sylvia Plashko continued by presenting the DCH Auxiliary Award to four students.  First was Miranda Richter of Sunman, an East Central High School graduate who is pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree from the Good Samaritan College of Nursing & Health Science.  Next was Caleb Huntington of Versailles, a graduate of South Ripley Junior-Senior High School who will attend the University of Southern Indiana to obtain a degree in Occupational Therapy.

The third Auxiliary Award went to Hannah Rose of Aurora, a South Dearborn High School graduate attending Indiana State University to pursue a degree in Speech/Language Pathology.  Fourth was Allison Raible of Brookville, a Franklin County High School graduate who is pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from IUPUI-Indianapolis.

Helen Conrad presented the award in honor of her late husband.  The Henry W. Conrad, M.D., Memorial Scholarship went to Kirsten Furnish of Vevay, a graduate of Switzerland County High School enrolled in the Pre-Medicine program at Hanover College.

Wayne Conrad and Susan Conrad Perry presented the Helen Conrad Scholarship to Laura Detmer of Osgood, a graduate of Jac-Cen-Del Junior-Senior High School who will attend IUPUI-Indianapolis for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree.

The family of the late Dr. Noshir Toddywalla, represented by his mother Roda, sister-in-law Maharukh and nieces Shiraz and Natasha, attend the banquet every year to present the Noshir R. Toddywalla, M.D., Memorial Scholarship.  This year the scholarship was awarded to Bennington resident and Switzerland County High School graduate Cayli Chase, who will attend IVY Tech-Bloomington and Indiana University, majoring in Pre-Medicine/Chemistry.

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The family of the late Dr. Henry Conrad presented two $500 scholarships in his memory at the Dearborn County Hospital Foundation Scholarship Banquet.  Conrad family members (left to right) Susan Conrad Perry, Wayne Conrad and Helen Conrad congratulate 2014 high school graduates, Laura Detmer and Kirsten Furnish, upon their receipt of the HenryW. Conrad, M.D., Memorial Scholarship and Helen Conrad Scholarship. Photo provided.

 

E.G. McLaughlin, President/CEO of United Community Bank, and William Ritzmann, UCB’s Immediate Past President/CEO, presented the United Community Bank Award.  It went to Sunman resident and Batesville High School graduate Brooke Hartman, who is headed to Kettering Medical College to pursue a degree in Physician Assistant Studies.  Mr. McLaughlin is also Treasurer of the DCH Foundation Board of Directors and Mr. Ritzmann is a member of the Dearborn County Hospital Board of Trustees.

Mr. McLaughlin also presented two scholarships established in memory of Anna Cook O’Brien.  Receiving the Anna Cook O’Brien Awards were Hannah Ascherman of Aurora, a graduate of South Dearborn High School who will attend Xavier University to pursue a degree in Occupational Therapy; and Sierra Billman of Osgood, a Jac-Cen-Del Junior-Senior High School graduate planning to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from IUPUI-Columbus.

Also receiving a $500 high school scholarship is Katelyn White of Guilford, an East Central High School graduate who is pursing a degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant at IVY Tech-Lawrenceburg.

Recipients of Dearborn County Hospital Foundation and Dearborn County Hospital Grant/Loans were also recognized at the banquet.  These individuals were Valerie Bath of Lawrenceburg, David Buckman of Milan, Jamie Cole of Dillsboro and Susan Williamson of Batesville, all of whom are working toward their Nursing (ASN) degrees at Ivy-Tech Lawrenceburg.

For more information about the Dearborn County Hospital Foundation High School Senior Scholarship Program, please call the hospital’s Community Relations Department at 812/537-8190 or 800/676-5572, ext. 8190.

Information on the Healthcare Student Grant/Loan Program is available by calling the DCH Human Resources Department at 812/537-8120 or 800/676-5572, ext. 8120.