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Student nurses garner scholarships, awards

Posted: November 19th, 2008


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



CUNNINGHAM SCHOLARSHIP – Lake Superior State University student Rebecca Bloom, a senior from Algonac, Mich., accepts the Cunningham Nursing Scholarship from Barbara Cliff, left, and LSSU President Rodney Lowman. The presentation was made during the annual War Memorial Hospital Banquet held at Lake Superior State. The scholarship was established in 2002 by Barbara (nee Cunningham, ’79) and husband Chuck Cliff (’77) 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 is currently a member of the LSSU Board of Trustees. Chuck currently serves as Chair of the LSSU Foundation Board of Directors. This scholarship goes to a nursing student of sophomore or junior status with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who demonstrates a passion and dedication to working in a nursing field. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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DUBOW NURSE SCHOLARSHIP – Lake Superior State University students Martha King, left, and Tarra Moran accept the Tempie Dubow Memorial Scholarship from LSSU President Rodney Lowman, left, and Steven Merrill, LSSU's Dean of Nursing. The presentation was made during the annual War Memorial Hospital Banquet held at Lake Superior State. 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 for this scholarship is based on a demonstrated commitment to nursing, academic achievement and potential for leadership. King is a senior from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; Moran is a senior from Wilson, Mich. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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FINLAYSON NURSE SCHOLARSHIP – Lake Superior State University students (from left) Martha King, Sarah Gaudes, Theresa Gazley, and Charlotte Folkersma accept the Donald and Catherine Finlayson Nursing Scholarship from LSSU President Rodney Lowman and Janice (nee Finlayson) and Peter Miller. The presentation was made during the annual War Memorial Hospital Banquet held at Lake Superior State. Donald Finlayson and his wife, Catherine, established this endowed scholarship in the fall of 1997. Finlayson practiced medicine in Sault Ste. Marie from 1946-1982 and was the LSSU physician from 1946-1978. 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. King is a senior from Sault Ste. Marie; Gaudes is a junior from Stephenson, Mich.; Gazley is a senior from Paradise; and Folkersma is a senior from Rudyard. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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EITREM NURSE AWARD – Lake Superior State University students Danya Fischer, left, and Abby Crawford accept the Alana Eitrem Memorial Endowment Award from LSSU President Rodney Lowman, left, and Steven Merrill, LSSU's Dean of Nursing. The presentation was made during the annual War Memorial Hospital Banquet held at Lake Superior State. Family and friends established the award in memory of Alana Eitrem, an LSSU nursing student from 1984-86. She was a second-year pre-nursing student who was 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.” Recipients are 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 Eitrem. Fischer is a senior from Pickford, Mich.; Crawford is a junior from Sault Ste. Marie. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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HOSPICE SCHOLARSHIP – Lake Superior State University student Charlotte Folkersma, right, accepts the Hospice of Chippewa County Scholarship from Hospice Board Member Dr. Tim Tetzlaff , Hospice Director Tracey Holt (both left) and LSSU President Rodney Lowman. The presentation was made during the annual War Memorial Hospital Banquet held at Lake Superior State. This annual scholarship benefits a senior nursing student who is interested in Hospice and its focus areas. Hospice of Chippewa County is a non-profit organization formed in 1983. The first Medicare certified program in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Hospice of Chippewa County 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. Folkersma is a senior from Rudyard. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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WAR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS – Lake Superior State University student Ronda Salomon, center, accepts two War Memorial Hospital scholarships from WMH Vice President of Nursing Janice McLeod and LSSU President Rodney Lowman. Presentation was made during the annual War Memorial Hospital Banquet held at Lake Superior State. 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. 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. Salomon is a senior from Sault Ste. Marie. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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MAY MITCHELL ROYAL SCHOLARSHIP – Lake Superior State University student Shannon Warner, center, accepts the May Mitchell Royal Foundation Scholarship from LSSU Nursing faculty member Erayna Paquet and LSSU President Rodney Lowman. Presentation was made during the annual War Memorial Hospital Banquet held at Lake Superior State. This annual scholarship benefits a nursing student of sophomore or junior status who demonstrates a passion and dedication to working in a nursing field. Selection is made by LSSU's Nursing faculty. Warner is a senior from Sault Ste. Marie. Not pictured is co-recipient Milissa Godzik, a senior from Pellston. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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SHANNON NURSING SCHOLARSHIP – Lake Superior State University student Tara Morrow accepts the Shannon Nursing Scholarship from LSSU Nursing faculty member MaryAnne Shannon, her husband Patrick, and LSSU President Rodney Lowman. Presentation was made during the annual War Memorial Hospital Banquet held at Lake Superior State. The Shannons have provided scholarships to students at LSSU since 1983, in acknowledgement of the scholarships that helped them afford their undergraduate degrees. MaryAnne is an advanced practice nurse in geriatrics who earned her PhD from MSU. Patrick is a practicing attorney who earned his law degree from U of D, and his EdD from CMU. The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior nursing student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to students interested in geriatrics. Morrow is a senior from Charlevoix. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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TENDERCARE NURSING ENDOWMENT – Lake Superior State University student Kerri Collins accepts the Tendercare Endowment from LSSU President Rodney Lowman, left, and Steven Merrill, LSSU's Dean of Nursing. Presentation was made during the annual War Memorial Hospital Banquet held at Lake Superior State. 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. Collins is a junior from Watton, Mich. Not pictured is co-recipient Meishela Huddle, a junior from Sidney, Mich. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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