St. Luke employees receive scholarships

Five St. Luke Living Center employees recently received $500 scholarships from the John D. Hett memorial fund. Scholarships were available to living center and hospital employees to further their education in health care.

Recipients were Emalee Versch, Symba Cleeton, Rebecca Williams, Misty Brewer, and Jordan Harper.

Hett’s family wanted the fund to benefit people locally, since most donations were from people in the community.

It was the second set of scholarships awarded in connection with St. Luke this summer. At St. Luke Hospital Auxiliary’s annual luncheon, the auxiliary awarded a pair of $1,200 scholarships to Marion High School graduates Ericka Herzet and Jay Dee Schafers. Both plan to go into health-related fields.

“I just always wanted to be in the health care field,” Herzet said. “There is always a job in health care.”

She will attend Butler Community College to work on prerequisites for further studies, which could be in physical therapy assistance or nursing. She is finishing a certified nursing aide class at Butler of Marion.

Diana Holloway, District 4 coordinator for Hospital Auxiliaries of Kansas, spoke at the luncheon.

 

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