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Healthcare Scholarships Presented to Six Area Students by RCH Auxiliary

The recipients of this year's six Rochelle Community Hospital Auxiliary $1,000 healthcare scholarships were recognized at the annual Auxiliary Brunch on April 9, 2012. Congratulations to all of the recipients.  They include:

Jamey Stroud

Jamey is the recipient of the Marie Hayes Kelly Nursing Scholarship. She is the mother of four daughters: Destiny, Brooke, Peyton and Montanna (stepdaughter). Jamey is attending Kishwaukee College and plans to attend UIC Rockford to obtain her Nurse's Practitioner licensure in the future. She would like to teach for Kishwaukee College's Nursing Program when she is finished with her studies because she would like to give back to the community and "pay it forward to others."  

Emily Bunton

Emily is the recipient of the Ward A. and Mabel T. Miller Scholarship. Emily is a senior at RTHS and is the daughter of Stephen and Susan Bunton of Rochelle, and she will attend Kishwaukee College in the fall. Her plan is to enter the Nursing program at Kishwaukee College. Her English teacher wrote: "Emily's involvement in extracurricular activities and jobs while maintaining a rigorous course load is a testament to maturity and work ethic."  Emily would like to travel to impoverished countries to provide health care services to their people.

Jessica Johnson

Jessica is currently a Freshman at Kishwaukee Community College; she is the daughter of Phillip Johnson and Jeri Anders, both of Rochelle. Jessica hopes to enter the Nursing program after completing her General Education courses. Jessica has been employed at Rochelle Community Hospital since June 2010, and she wants to become a nurse so that she can be more interactive with patients.

Mackenzie Crandall

Mackenzie is a senior at RTHS and is the daughter of Kevin Crandall and Heidi Smith, both of Rochelle. Mackenzie will attend Illinois State University's Mennonite College of Nursing in the fall. She wants to be a Neonatal or Labor and Delivery Nurse because helping people has always been important to her. Mackenzie has been very involved in activities at RTHS over the past four years, and she received academic and as well as athletic awards and honors during this time. Her counselor stated that "she wants to help others, but she is aware there are challenges and stresses which she will face in a nursing career - and she is ready to begin that journey."

Erica Sebree

Erica is currently attending SwedishAmerican's School of Radiation Therapy and expects to graduate in May 2013. Erica attended Kishwaukee College and graduated with an Associate's Degree of Applied Science in Radiology. Erica decided to further her education in Radiation Therapy due to a positive experience that her godfather had during his treatments. Erica wants to be a part of the healing environment and be able to put smiles on her patients' faces.

Logan Burnette

Logan is a senior at Ashton-Franklin Center High School, and she is the daughter of Roderick and Lynn Burnette of Ashton. Logan has also attended classes at the Whiteside Area Career Center to obtain her Certified Nurse Assistant certification. She has been accepted to Millikin University as well as Aurora University and will attend one of these colleges to obtain her degree in Nursing. Logan would like to become an Obstetrics and Gynecology nurse in the future.



Janet Stewart

Marketing/Public Relations Coordinator