STAR JOURNAL REPORT
The volunteers of Howard Young Medical Center have awarded Dr. Henry Ashe Continuing Education Scholarships to 10 students who are pursuing a career in a healthcare field at the undergraduate level.
Each college student was awarded $2,000, two $1,500 scholarships were presented to graduating seniors from Lakeland Union High School (LUHS) and two $1,000 non-traditional scholarships to Nicolet College. All are planning to pursue a healthcare major.
College recipients include: Katelyn Dallmann, UW-Milwaukee, Biochemistry/Physician; Julia Kelk, UW-Whitewater, Communication Sciences and Disorders; John Aguirre, Northland College, Chemistry/Pharmaceuticals; Michael Laurence, Notre Dame, Science Business-Hospital Administration; Rebecca Butkus, UW-Madison, Exercise Physiology/Physician; Ashely Bruette, UW-Oshkosh, Nursing; Carly Hanlon, Nicolet Area Technical College/UW Superior, Nursing; Vansh Jain, UW-Madison, Biology/International Studies/Physician; Tarynn Kuchler, Bellin College and UW-Green Bay, Nursing and Hailey Teichmiller, Gustavus Adolphus, Biochemistry, PA/Physician.
“For the first time, 10 scholarships were awarded due to the impressive applicants we continue to receive,” said Kathy Viergutz, Howard Young Medical Center Community Service Coordinator. “The volunteers are blessed to be able to assist these bright young people from the community who are pursuing healthcare as a career.”
The volunteers have provided $102,000 over the last six years to college students, LUHS students and non-traditional scholarships to Nicolet College.
Past scholarship applicants were required to be graduates of Lakeland Union High School, recently the program was expanded to include home schooled students. Eligibility requires that students currently be enrolled in programs leading to an associate or bachelor’s degree in healthcare-related majors. Students must have completed one semester of college.
Dr. Henry Ashe was instrumental in establishing the Lakeland area’s first medical clinic. His passion for healthcare helped secure medical services for the area. A framed portrait of Dr. Ashe is proudly displayed in the Monticello entrance of Howard Young Medical Center, which is part of Ascension.