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DCH Foundation Awards 17 Scholarships for 2017-2018 School Year

The Dearborn County Hospital Foundation recently hosted its annual scholarship banquet at the Dearborn Country Club.   Seventeen graduates of the class of 2017 received $500 scholarships from the DCH Foundation High School Senior Scholarship Program. 

Recipients were residents of and/or graduates from a high school in Dearborn, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland or Franklin Counties.  Each recipient will begin pursuing a medical or healthcare career this fall at an accredited college or university.

Following dinner, Michael W. Schwebler, President/CEO of Dearborn County Hospital, addressed the crowd, providing an overview of the hospital’s strategic planning process.

The program then continued with the awarding of scholarships.  Robert “Rocky” Schroeder, DCH Foundation President, started the presentations with the Anna F. Woods Estate Award, which went to Casper T. Stow of Vevay, a graduate of Switzerland County High School, who will pursue an Associate’s Degree in Nursing at Ivy Tech Community College-Indianapolis.

Next, Mr. Schroeder awarded the Edward & Grace Gray Scholarship to Scott W. Webb of Rising Sun, a graduate of Rising Sun High School, who will major in occupational therapy at the University of Indianapolis.

The Elizabeth Anderson Scholarship went to Teha R. Merkel of Osgood, a graduate of            Jac-Cen-Del Junior-Senior High School.  She will work toward her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the University of Indianapolis.

Ira Younger, M.D., DCH Chief of Staff, presented the DCH Medical Staff Award to Jacob D. Christie of Batesville.  Jacob is a graduate of Batesville High School.  He will pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the University of Indianapolis.

Richard Cardosi, M.D., a member of the DCH Foundation and Chairman of the DCH Emergency Department, presented three scholarships.  The Dearborn-Ohio County Medical Society Scholarship was given to Corryn D. Caudy of West Harrison, a graduate of East Central High School who will be a pre-medicine student at Indiana University.

Next, he presented Tara N. Cummings of Guilford with the Helen Swaithes Conrad Scholarship. Tara is an East Central High School graduate who will attend IUPUI to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.  Dr. Cardosi then awarded the Henry W. Conrad, M.D., Scholarship to Leah A. Broderick of Bright, a graduate of East Central High School who will attend the University of Indianapolis for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree.

Paige E. Blades of Cedar Grove, a graduate of Franklin County High School, received the Noshir R. Toddywalla, M.D., Memorial Scholarship.  She will major in physical therapy at the University of Indianapolis. The award was presented by Jared Ewbank, representing the Toddywalla family.

President of the DCH Auxiliary, Sylvia Plashko, presented two DCH Auxiliary Awards.  One went to Audrey L. Kinne of Vevay, a graduate of Shawe Memorial Junior-Senior High School, who will attend St. Mary-of-the-Woods College to major in physical therapy; and the other to Emily R. Muckerheide of Metamora, a graduate of Batesville High School, who will major in occupational therapy at the University of Indianapolis.

E.G. McLaughlin, DCH Foundation Treasurer and President/CEO of United Community Bank, awarded four scholarships.  The United Community Bank Award was given to Taylor M. Grehl of Aurora, a graduate of South Dearborn High School who will major in psychology at Manchester University.

Mr. McLaughlin then presented the Anna Cook O’Brien Awards to Kelsey J. Ball of Brookville, and Laura M. Meer of Batesville.  Kelsey is a graduate of Franklin County High School who will attend the University of Louisville for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree; and Laura, a graduate of Batesville High School, will study radiologic technology at Northern Kentucky University. 

Mr. McLaughlin’s final presentation for the evening was the Lawrenceburg Lions Club Scholarship, which went to Audrey J. Schwier of Lawrenceburg.  Audrey, a graduate of Lawrenceburg High School, will work toward her degree in pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati.

Concluding the evening were the Dearborn County Hospital Federal Credit Union Awards presented by Credit Union CEO Katee Goodpaster and Credit Union Board President Bruce Canfield.  All three of the recipients will be working toward their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.  They are Danielle E. Baugh of Versailles, a graduate of South Ripley High School who will attend the University of Evansville; Bailey M. Hartman of Batesville, a graduate of East Central High School going to Ball State University; and Emma L. Stuehrenberg of Cross Plains, a graduate of South Ripley High School who will earn her degree from Northern Kentucky University.

For more information about the Dearborn County Hospital Foundation High School Senior Scholarship Program, please call the hospital’s Community Relations Department at 812-537-8190 or 800-676-5572, ext. 8190.  Scholarship applications for the Class of 2018 will be available at the beginning of next year.

2017 Scholarship winners

Following a banquet in their honor, the Dearborn County Hospital Foundation Scholarship recipients gather on the steps of the Dearborn Country Club.  From front to back are:  first row, (left to right) Teha Merkel, Danielle Baugh, Leah Broderick, Audrey Schwier and Tara Cummings; second row, Paige Blades, Emma Stuehrenberg, Bailey Hartman and Taylor Grehl; third row, Audrey Kinne, Corryn Caudy and Emily Muckerheide; and fourth row, Casper Stow, Scott Webb and Jacob Christie.
 

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