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posted: 7/11/2012 3:49 PM

Arlington Nurses Club awards scholarships

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  • Arlington Heights Nurses Club scholarship recipients, from left, are: Stephanie Duba, Maura Dussman, Alexandria Alesi and Vicki Caballero. Not pictured: Tim Kuypers and Jeanne McCullough.

      Arlington Heights Nurses Club scholarship recipients, from left, are: Stephanie Duba, Maura Dussman, Alexandria Alesi and Vicki Caballero. Not pictured: Tim Kuypers and Jeanne McCullough.
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Submitted by Dale Ford

The Arlington Heights Nurses Club introduced its 2012-2013 scholarship winners to members during its May meeting. Six outstanding nursing students were honored to receive scholarships to help fund their nursing education.

The Gil Meschler scholarship was given in honor of the late husband of club president, Patricia Meschler. It was awarded to Alexandria Alesi from Purdue University. Another memorial scholarship given in memory of former Nurses Club member, Donna Drake, was awarded to Maura Dussman, a student at St. Louis University.

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Vicky Caballero, from Chamberlain College of Nursing was awarded the Martha Jackson scholarship, which honors the club's founder. An ongoing memorial scholarship, the Beverly Tresnowski scholarship, was given to Elmhurst College student, Stephanie Duba.

Two Nurses Club Scholarships were awarded to Tim Kuypers from Chamberlain College of Nursing and Jeanne McCullough from Harper College.

The Arlington Heights Nurses Club has served the Arlington Heights Community for 74 years. It offers a Lending Closet, free to residents of Arlington Heights, which provides durable medical equipment such as walkers, canes, wheelchairs, crutches and bathing equipment.

Housed in the Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights, the Lending Closet is open 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; noon-3 p.m. Mondays; and 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays. For details call the Lending Closet at (847) 797-5315. Donations are always appreciated to help keep this volunteer operation going.

Scholarship assistance to local nursing students and registered nurses, who wish to further their nursing education, continues to be a top priority for the club. The mission of the Arlington Heights Nurses Club includes dedication to philanthropy, education and community service.

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