Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wayne HealthCare Foundation Awards Scholarships

Included from L to R: Lauren Henry, WHC Foundation Director, Scholarship Recipients – Caitlynn Gunckel, Shelby Hyre, Allison Phillippi, Brandon Fourman, Megan Hemmelgarn, & Caroline Prakel
The Wayne HealthCare Foundation, established in 2007, awarded six $1,000 scholarships this spring to five graduating seniors and one college student pursuing a future in healthcare services. The Wayne HealthCare Foundation was honored to present Allison Phillippi of Ansonia Local Schools, Shelby Hyre & Caroline Prakel of Versailles Local Schools, Brandon Fourman & Caitlynn Gunckel of Arcanum-Butler Schools, and Megan Hemmelgarn of Bowling Green State University (Versailles alumnus) with scholarships for their continued studies. Allison is studying to be a physical therapy assistant. Shelby is pursuing studies in physical therapy as well. Caroline is studying for a future in pharmaceutical sciences. Brandon is studying biological sciences and wants to become a Physician Assistant. Caitlynn is pursuing studies in biochemistry and pharmacy as well. Megan is currently entering her junior year at BGSU where she is working on her Bachelor’s of Science to become a Registered Dietician.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Wayne HealthCare Foundation, we are honored and remarkably impressed with these students. Their passion for health science fields as well as their intellectual decisions and extra-curricular participation make them model students and citizens. Their hard work emulates the mission of the Wayne HealthCare Foundation as well as Wayne HealthCare as they work exceedingly well towards their future goals.

The Wayne HealthCare Foundation’s mission is collaborating through philanthropy with Wayne HealthCare in order to enhance community health and wellness close to home. The Wayne HealthCare Foundation works to serve the community with health education and wellness support focusing on all local residents with an emphasis on youth health, seniors, the Healthy Moments program, diabetes and nutrition, and AEDs, as well as building the future leaders in the healthcare field here at home through scholarships and mentoring, and providing Wayne HealthCare with state-of-the-art equipment, facilities and technologies to go with our state-of-the-art staff. To learn more about the Wayne HealthCare Foundation, please call Lauren Henry at 937-547-7408 or email

Please join the Wayne HealthCare Foundation in congratulating and celebrating these young adults on their unique and impressive accomplishments. Our Board of Directors and Staff wish them much success with their future studies in the healthcare field and are honored to be a small part of their future educational and career development.

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