News From Terre Haute, Indiana

June 13, 2013

Goals, Pride & Achievements: June 13, 2013

The Tribune-Star

---- — On May 22, Union Hospital Foundation awarded more than $35,000 to 21 Wabash Valley students pursuing degrees in health care and other academic areas.

Students represented 11 colleges and universities including Indiana State University,

“(Receiving) the scholarship has lightened my financial burden and will allow me to focus on the most important aspect of school, which is learning,” said Sierra Girton, a senior at Northview High School and recipient of the Brandon Bickers Memorial Scholarship. She plans to study biology at Purdue University.

Since 1985, Union Hospital Foundation has awarded about $500,000 to more than 450 local students. Seventy of these scholars have returned to Union Hospital as physicians, nurses or affiliated health care providers.

The recipients are:

The John C. and Jennie Figg Health Careers Scholarship

Jayde Peabody — nursing bachelor’s degree, Indiana State University

The Eleanor N. Royse Health Careers Scholarship

Alexis May — athletic training/physical, University of Evansville, therapy bachelor’s degree

The Century Club Health Careers Scholarship

Michael Frost — nursing A.S., Ivy Tech Community College

Dylan Rupska — biology/pre-medicine, Indiana State University

The Mary Joan and Thomas Conway Scholarship for Health Careers

Sarah Kachman — nursing/family nurse, University of Southern Indiana, practitioner master’s degree.

The Burnita Laybold Hershfield Nursing Scholarship

Stephanie Millington — nursing/family nurse, Indiana State University, practitioner master’s degree

The Dr. C.N. Combs Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Ashley Smith — nursing bachelor’s degree, Indiana State University

The Wanita I. and Ernest E. Hinshaw Nursing Education Scholarship

Tiffiny Prettyman — nursing bachelor’s degree, Indiana State University

The Gertrude and Ralph Horton Grants-In-Aid for Nursing Education Scholarship

Tierra Penick — nursing bachelor’s degree, Indiana State University

Katherine Stephens — nursing A.S., Ivy Tech Community College

The Gladys N. Marvel, R.N. and Cecil B. Marvel Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Sarah Divine — nursing/family nurse, Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis, practitioner master’s degree

Megan Williams — nursing A.S., Indiana State University

The Michele Pantle Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Bernice Morris — nursing administration master’s degree, Indiana Wesleyan University

The Amanda Pugh Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Tierra Penick — nursing bachelor’s degree, Indiana State University

The Donna Hux Scholarship for Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of the Wabash Valley

Cody Hutchinson — physical therapy A.S., Lake Land College

Clarissa Sullivan — Pharmacy bachelor’s degree - Indiana State University

The Union Hospital Foundation Academic Scholarship

Bailey Bishop — biology bachelor’s degree, Indiana University

Mark Elia — chemistry/pre-medicine bachelor’s degree, Indiana University

Angela Hanson — mathematics bachelor’s degree, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Katie Moon — nursing bachelor’s degree. - Indiana State University

The Brandon Bickers Memorial Scholarship for Student Athletes

Sierra Girton — biology bachelor’s degree, Purdue University

Cole Seward — physical therapy bachelor’s degree, Wabash College

The Margaret Carroll Scholarship

Brandi Crane — marketing bachelor’s degree, Indiana State University

Hanna Curley — elementary education, Indiana State University

For more information on giving to Union Hospital Foundation, visit or call 812-238-7534.