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Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Awards 38 Scholarships to Local Students

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This year marks the 35th consecutive year in which the Auxiliary of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital awards scholarships to local students working towards a degree in a health-related field. Thirty-eight scholarship recipients were selected to receive funds for their college education. As of today, a total of $637,185 has proudly been awarded to 611 students. The 2014 recipients are:

Medicine, M.D. Degree

Karissa Hammer, Long Grove

Melody Lee, Inverness

Lana Moy, Inverness

Bonnie Micelli, Wauconda

Nursing, Ed. D

Mariann Hisel, McHenry

Nursing, M.S.N. Degree

Slawomir Bilanicz (APN) Lake in the Hills

Nursing, B.S.N. Degree

Samantha Baratta, Fox River Grove

Nicole Sharapata, Kildeer

Chester Busse, Barrington

Sarah Peat, Peoria

Susan Toddy, Cary

Rachel Pelka, Johnsburg

Naara Baez, Round Lake Park

Alexandra Kroll, Cary

Jennifer Hurley, Fox River Grove

Alexi Lukowski, Lake in the Hills

Lindsay Gussin, Kildeer

Paige Wolkober, McHenry

Alyssa Derer, Cary

Maggie Munson, McHenry

Victoria Melavic, Lake Zurich

Lindsie Eickelberg, Lake Zurich

Kylee Verseman, Cary

Kamille Martinez, Carpentersville

Erin Fisher, Cary

Speech Pathology, M.S. Degree

Laurie Johansen, Mundelein

Courtney Huellen, Cary

Delaney Anderson, Crystal Lake

Pharmacy, Pharm D.

Jennifer Pichlik, Deer Park

Physical Therapy – D.P.T.

Rebecca Ann Palarz, Palatine

Occupational Therapy- M.S.

Amy Svenningsen, Barrington


Jessica Jenker, Algonquin

Kelli Stanley, Wauconda

Courtney Peat, Port Barrington

Laith Yasin, Carpentersville

Arun Jayaraman, Barrington

Danielle Nagel, Barrington

Imaging Science – B.S.

Amanda Karpierz, Wauconda.

All scholarships were funded by the Auxiliary with five exceptions:

• During Nurses Week the nursing staff raised special funds for two scholarships in memory of Good Shepherd Hospital Nurse, Diane Shogren. They were awarded to Maggie Munson and Victoria Melavic.

• The Carol Freitag Scholarship, in memory of Good Shepherd Hospital Nurse Carol Freitag, was awarded to Kylee Rose Verseman.

• A second Carol Freitag scholarship in honor of Sue Pearson RN was awarded to Alyssa Derer.

• Nurses Week honoree, Courtney Huellen, in honor of allied health professionals.

"The Auxiliary of Good Shepherd Hospital is extremely proud to award these scholarships to such hardworking and deserving students," said Betty Kilgore chair of the scholarship committee. "We are excited to see them accomplish great things and make a difference in many people's lives as they enter the world of healthcare."

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