Stephens awards scholarships

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NORWAY — Western Maine Health Vice President of Clinical Service, M. Patricia Cook, announced recently that eight employees of Western Maine Health have been awarded scholarships for further education by the Stephens Volunteer Services.

Scholarship recipients for the spring of 2010 were: Wes Brown, Stephens Memorial Hospital, pursuing a masters degree in occupational therapy; Kim DeSanctis, Stephens Memorial Hospital, pursuing a bachelor of science degree in nursing; Chris Davis, Healthy Oxford Hills, pursuing a bachelor degree in social and behavioral science/leadership and organizational studies; Mariah Colby, Stephens Memorial Hospital, pursuing a doctorate in pharmacy; Holly Littlewood of Oxford Hills Family Practice, pursuing a bachelor degree in nursing; Lynda Smart, Stephens Memorial Hospital, pursuing an associate degree in nursing; Tasha Russell, Stephens Memorial Hospital, pursuing a nursing degree; and Amy Turgeon, Stephens Memorial Hospital, pursuing a bachelor degree in accounting.

Stephens Volunteer Services awards scholarships twice a year after considering the applications of eligible employees. The scholarship committee has traditionally awarded a total of $6,500 for scholarships annually. Employees are eligible to apply each time, once they have worked for a year and can confirm that the further education is job related.

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