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Auxiliary Announces 2020 Scholarship Winners

June 2, 2020

The Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary announces the 2020 health career scholarships. This year’s scholarships were handled differently, and award recipients were notified literally by a letter and a check by mail.  The Auxiliary applauds each individual’s efforts of the group.

Each year, the Auxiliary awards Abbie Jean Gunning Scholarships and the Harold Morine Scholarship.  The Abbie Jean Gunning Scholarship was established to assist students in the pursuit of any health career position, while the Harold Morine Scholarship was founded to support a student pursuing a nursing degree.  The 2020 winners of the Abbie Jean Gunning Scholarships are Alisa Holmbeck, Brianna Legner, Gillian Sutton, and Keeley Robinson.  Katelyn Ross is the recipient of the Harold Morine Scholarship.

Alisa Holmbeck, recipient of the 2020 Abbie Jean Gunning Scholarship from Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Alisa Holmbeck, of Princeton, is a 2020 graduate of Iowa State University and plans to attend Creighton University to obtain her Occupation Health Doctorate.     

Brianna Legner, recipient of the 2020 Abbie Jean Gunning Scholarship from Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Brianna Legner, of Princeton, is a 2020 graduate University of Illinois, Champaign and will continue her degree at University of Illinois for speech language pathologist. 

Gillian Sutton, recipient of the 2020 Abbie Jean Gunning Scholarship from Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Gillian Sutton, of LaMoille, is a 2020 graduate of St. Ambrose University and plans to further her education at St. Ambrose for a Physical Therapy Doctorate. 

Kelley Robinson, recipient of the 2020 Abbie Jean Gunning Scholarship from Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Keeley Robinson, of Princeton, is a 2020 graduate of Princeton High School and plans to further her healthcare studies in Biology at the University of Illinois, Champaign campus. 

Katelyn Ross, recipient of the 2020 Harold Morine Scholarship from the Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Katelyn Ross, of Malden, is pursuing her nursing degree by attending Illinois Valley Community College and then transferring to OSF College of Nursing.   

Criteria for both scholarships include being a Bureau County Resident, showing academic achievements, financial need and being sincerely interested in the pursuit of a health career.

The Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary was founded in 1948 and is committed to supporting Perry Memorial Hospital and its mission to provide compassionate, quality health services.  Thousands of dollars of medical equipment are purchased each year with proceeds from the Auxiliary Gift Shop and fundraising events.  The Auxiliary is currently seeking additional members.  For more information about the Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or to print a membership brochure, please visit perrymemorial.org/auxiliary