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War Memorial Hospital banquet honors LSSU nursing scholarship winners

Posted: November 16th, 2012


FINLAYSON NURSE SCHOLARSHIP – Lake Superior State University students (from left) LaTasha Martin, Laiken Hetrick, Erin Pace, Holly Greeley, and Charyse Reinfelder accept the Donald and Catherine Finlayson Nursing Scholarship from School of Nursing Associate Dean Ron Hutchins (left); Janice Miller (nee Finlayson) and her husband Pete (both center); and LSSU Provost Morrie Walworth. The presentation was made during the annual War Memorial Hospital Banquet held in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on Nov. 13. Donald Finlayson and his wife, Catherine, established this endowed scholarship in the fall of 1997. Finlayson practiced medicine in Sault Ste. Marie from 1946-82 and was the LSSU physician from 1946-78. Two of their children attended Lake State, one in pre-nursing and one in pre-physical therapy. Successful candidates are at least sophomores with a GPA of 3.0 or better, demonstrated empathy with patients, and played an active role in many organizations and projects for the betterment of the community. Martin is a senior from Newberry, Mich.; Hetrick is a senior from Newberry, Mich.; Pace is a senior from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; Greeley is a senior from Barbeau, Mich.; and Reinfelder is a junior from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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TENDERCARE NURSING ENDOWMENT – Lake Superior State University student Megan Somerville accepts the Tendercare Endowment from School of Nursing Associate Dean Ron Hutchins (left) and LSSU Provost Morrie Walworth. Presentation was made during the annual War Memorial Hospital Banquet held in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on Nov. 13. This endowment was established in 1994 with a bequest from a client of an Indiana-affiliated facility to Tendercare (Michigan) Inc., Michigan’s largest long-term care provider. The gift was donated to LSSU to go to students who major in a health care field. Recipients must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have completed 26 or more LSSU credits. Somerville is a senior from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Not pictured is fellow recipient Julie Armock. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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TEMPIE DUBOW SCHOLARSHIP – Lake Superior State University student Mary Kemling accepts the Tempie Dubow Memorial Scholarship from School of Nursing Associate Dean Ron Hutchins (left) and LSSU Provost Morrie Walworth. Presentation was made during the annual War Memorial Hospital Banquet held in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on Nov. 13. This scholarship was established in memory of Tempie Dubow, a 1973 LSSU nursing graduate who trained at hospitals in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Ontario, Canada. At the time of her death she was on the nursing staff of Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Dubow exemplified the spirit of nursing. “She chose nursing because she loved to help people and her very presence made patients feel better,” said Margaret Pieper, former director of nursing training at LSSU. “She possessed a spirit and enthusiasm that was an inspiration to all of her classmates.” Selection is based on a demonstrated commitment to nursing, academic achievement and potential for leadership. Kemling is a senior from New Baltimore, Mich. Not pictured is fellow recipient Linda Hemming. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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DIXIE AND MORTON LIGHT SCHOLARSHIP – Lake Superior State University student Lauren Kross accepts the Dixie Stanley Light and Morton Light Nursing Growth Scholarship from School of Nursing Associate Dean Ron Hutchins (left) and LSSU Provost Morrie Walworth. Presentation was made during the annual War Memorial Hospital Banquet held in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on Nov. 13. Dixie Light came to LSSU in 1974 as an instructor, shortly thereafter helping create Lake State's BSN program. She developed the Wellness CARE Center, which now serves the campus and public. Light was the Wellness CARE director until 1990, all the while continuing her teaching responsibilities as an associate professor in nursing and developer of courses in trans-cultural nursing and applied gerontology. In addition, she helped establish nursing classes through LSSU's regional centers, hoping to entice working nurses into completing a BSN. Mr. Morton Light was a school psychologist in the Sault Area Public Schools for a number of years and is a strong supporter of the nursing field. Their son, Daniel graduated from Lake Superior State University in 1988. In 1990 the Light family moved to Houston, Alaska to open a health clinic and continued to provide medical care and treatment to the people of the Houston community until her death at the age of 81 in August 2011. Successful candidates must be a registered nurse from Michigan or Ontario, Canada who is admitted to the LSSU baccalaureate nursing post-licensure track or a non-traditional student who has earned a college degree but now chooses to pursue a BSN degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Kross is a senior from Trout Lake, Mich. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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HOSPICE SCHOLARSHIP – Lake Superior State University student Rachel Schiefer accepts the Hospice of the EUP Scholarship from School of Nursing Associate Dean Ron Hutchins (left), Hospice Director Tracey Holt, and LSSU Provost Morrie Walworth. The presentation was made during the annual War Memorial Hospital Banquet held in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on Nov. 13. This annual scholarship benefits a senior nursing student who is interested in Hospice and its focus areas. Hospice of the EUP is a non-profit organization formed in 1983. The first Medicare certified program in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Hospice of the EUP provides patient care programs – hospice care for the terminally ill and bridging care for the chronically ill. Other services provide volunteers, coordination of bereavement services, spiritual programming, medical supplies, education, and hospice literature. Schiefer is a senior from Millington, Mich. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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CUNNINGHAM NURSING SCHOLARSHIP – Lake Superior State University student Melissa Bullock accepts the Cunningham Nursing Scholarship from School of Nursing Associate Dean Ron Hutchins, left, and LSSU Provost Morrie Walworth. The presentation was made during the annual War Memorial Hospital Banquet held in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on Nov. 13. This named scholarship was established in 2002 by Barbara (Cunningham ’79) and Chuck (’77) Cliff to honor Barbara’s mother, Margie Cunningham, who graduated from nursing school in 1945. Margie was the inspiration for Barbara to pursue a career in nursing. Barbara attended the LSSU Nursing program from 1976-79. This scholarship is to benefit a nursing student of sophomore or junior status who demonstrates a passion and dedication to working in a nursing field. Bullock is a senior from Capac, Mich. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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MACKINAC STRAITS ONCOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP – Lake Superior State University student Jennifer Ikeler accepts the Mackinac Straits Oncology Scholarship from School of Nursing Associate Dean Ron Hutchins, left, and LSSU Provost Morrie Walworth. The presentation was made during the annual War Memorial Hospital Banquet held in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on Nov. 13. The Mackinac Straits Health System of St. Ignace, Mich., established this scholarship to acknowledge and support LSSU nursing students during their clinical education. Dr. Ed Smith (’78 ) and the hospital's oncology staff believe in the importance of educating young nurses to provide the care, and through their scholarship, promote an interest for oncology nursing. Successful candidates must be a senior in the LSSU baccalaureate nursing program with an interest in oncology nursing and has earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The recipient is recommended by the LSSU Nursing faculty. Ikeler is a senior from Ortonville, Mich. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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NURSE INTERN SCHOLARS – Lake Superior State University students Kathleen Ackley (left of center) and Corinna Kauffman accept the War Memorial Hospital Nursing Intern Scholarship from School of Nursing Associate Dean Ron Hutchins (left), WMH Vice President of Nursing Sue Tetzlaff, and LSSU Provost Morrie Walworth. The presentation was made during the annual War Memorial Hospital Banquet held in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on Nov. 13. The War Memorial Hospital Nursing Intern Scholarship recognizes an outstanding LSSU nursing student who has successfully completed an internship. The recipient is a junior or senior nursing student who has earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Selection is based on the recommendation of War Memorial Hospital and the LSSU Nursing faculty. Ackley and Kauffman are seniors from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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HOSPITAL AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP – Lake Superior State University student Kaitlyn Hope accepts the War Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Nursing Scholarship from School of Nursing Associate Dean Ron Hutchins (left); Auxiliary members Kaye Allott (left), Cindy Hopper, and Pat Claxton; and LSSU Provost Morrie Walworth. The presentation was made during the annual War Memorial Hospital Banquet held in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on Nov. 13. The War Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship was established in 1998 to benefit a nursing student of sophomore or junior status who demonstrates community leadership and a dedication to working in a medical or nursing field. Hope is a senior from Brimley, Mich. Not pictured is scholarship co-recipient Lindsey Traynor. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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MONGENE PATTISON SCHOLARSHIP – Lake Superior State University student Megan Somerville accepts the Nancy Mongene and Russell Pattison Nursing Scholarship from School of Nursing Associate Dean Ron Hutchins, left, and LSSU Provost Morrie Walworth.The presentation was made during the annual War Memorial Hospital Banquet held in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on Nov. 13. The scholarship was established in 2005 by the family of Russell Pattison in an expression of his appreciation to Nancy Mongene (shown here center, right) for her friendship and healthcare services. This scholarship is presented to a nursing student who has earned at least 26 LSSU credits with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and has a career interest in the public healthcare sector. Somerville is a senior from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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EITREM MEMORIAL AWARD – Lake Superior State University student Kathryn Mitchell accepts the Alana Eitrem Memorial Endowment Award from School of Nursing Associate Dean Ron Hutchins, left, and LSSU Provost Morrie Walworth.The presentation was made during the annual War Memorial Hospital Banquet held in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on Nov. 13. Family and friends established this award in memory of Alana “Chicky” Eitrem, an LSSU nursing student from 1984-86. She was a second year pre-nursing student who was tragically killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident in 1986. Mary Jo Meehan, LSSU professor, described Alana as a “personable young woman. She made a lasting impression on all who knew her. She chose a career in nursing so that she could help others. Her kindness came through in everything she did.” The recipient is recommended by the LSSU nursing faculty. Successful candidates must be a graduate of a Chippewa County high school and possess the same characteristic qualities as Alana Eitrem. Mitchell is a senior from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Not pictured is fellow recipient Chelsea Clark. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315; Sharon Dorrity e-mail, 635-2665.




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