CCH Foundation Announces 2017 Scholarship Awards
With the help of many generous donors, the Foundation is honored to award scholarships to deserving students who are pursuing careers in the health care field. This year the Foundation announced $3,100 in scholarship awards.
Scholarship Awarded to Kroeger
The Columbus Community Hospital Foundation has announced Kellie Jo Kroeger of Schuyler as the winner of the first Columbus Community Hospital Foundation Scholarship $500 Scholarship.
The scholarship was established in 2017 by the Foundation Board of Directors to be awarded to a student furthering his/her education in any health care field. Preference will be given to a Columbus Community Hospital employee or the child or grandchild of an employee.
Kroeger is a 2017 graduate of Schuyler Central High School. She was very active in high school sports and activities, including National Honor Society, Science and Math Club, volleyball and golf.
Kroeger has been chosen for the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) and plans to attend Wayne State College in the pre-pharmacy program, then to continue her education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Kroeger is a VolunTEEN at Columbus Community Hospital and would like to return to CCH upon completion of her doctoral degree in pharmacy.
She is the daughter of Bob and Lorrie Kroeger of Schuyler.
Czarnick Earns Scholarship
The Columbus Community Hospital Foundation has announced Shayla Marie Czarnick of Silver Creek as the winner of the 2017 Eagles Radiological $1,000 Scholarship. The Eagles Radiological Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 by Columbus Eagles No. 1834 Aerie and Auxiliary to promote excellence in the field of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and cancer in the Columbus area.
A 2017 graduate of Twin River (NE) High School, Cuba is planning to study Radiologic Technology at Northeast Community College in Norfolk.
Czarnick was active in FFA, band and choir. She was named to the Twin Rivers High School Honor Roll.
She is the daughter of Craig and Shauna Czarnick of Silver Creek.
Prochaska Scholarships Awarded to Two
Naomi Kosch and Amber Mazankowski, both of Columbus, were recently announced as the recipients of the 2017 George Prochaska Scholarships through the Columbus Community Hospital Foundation. Both will be awarded a $500 scholarship to advance their educations in the medical field. The George Prochaska Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 to help promote educational achievement and service excellence among area health care professionals.
Naomi Kosch is a 2017 graduate of Scotus Central Catholic High School and is employed as a lifeguard at Pawnee Plunge Water Park and as a part-time administrative assistant at Kosch Financial. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska at Omaha, majoring in neuroscience and Spanish. Her ultimate goal is to attend medical school to become a neurologist.
Kosch was active in the Scotus Campus Ministry and volunteered in numerous community and church events. She is the daughter of Aaron and Shannon Kosch of Columbus.
Amber Mazankowski is a student at the University of Nebraska Omaha, where she is working toward a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a concentration in exercise science and pre-physical therapy. She plans to continue her education to become a physical therapist.
Amber is an active volunteer at UNO and is on the Dean’s List there. She is employed as a physical therapy technician at a physical therapy clinic in Omaha.
She is the daughter of Dave and Amy Mazankowski of Columbus.
Ibsgaard to Receive Gerhold Scholarship
Kaylyn Ibsgaard of Garrison, Nebraska has been named the recipient of the 2017 William and Barbara Gerhold $500 Scholarship through the Columbus Community Hospital Foundation. The William and Barbara Gerhold Scholarship was established in 2005 to help promote educational achievement and service excellence among area students going into the health care field.
Ibsgaard is a 2017 graduate of David City High School in David City. While in high school, she volunteered in numerous community service organizations. Ibsgaard was employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant at David Place in David City and volunteered at the People’s City Mission in Lincoln. She plans to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Nebraska Methodist College in Omaha.
She is the daughter of Patty Ibsgaard.
Anderson Receives Columbus Community Hospital Scholarship
Kyle Anderson of Columbus is the recipient of the 2017 Columbus Community Hospital $300 Student Scholarship, awarded through the Columbus Community Hospital Foundation. The Columbus Community Hospital Scholarship was established in 2008 and is awarded to a qualified high school student who is taking a Certified Nursing Assistant or other entry-level health care course.
Anderson is a 2017 graduate of Columbus High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society and was selected to attend Boys State in 2016. Anderson is an Eagle Scout and is active in Boy Scouts of America activities. He was named the Outstanding Science Student for the CHS Class of 2017.
Anderson plans to attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney and study in their pre-medicine program. His ultimate goal is to practice family medicine in Columbus.
Anderson is the son of Drs. Kip and Deb Anderson of Columbus.
Matthew D. Ballweg Receives Dwayne Willers Memorial Scholarship
Matthew Ballweg of Columbus is the recipient of the $300 Dwayne Willers Memorial scholarship, awarded through the Columbus Community Hospital Foundation. The Dwayne Willers Memorial scholarship was established in 2013 by Mr. Willers’ family and is awarded to a qualified student who is pursuing a career in the field of radiology.
Ballweg is currently a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he is studying biochemistry and microbiology. He is employed as a teaching assistant in UNL’s Chemistry department. He is active in both campus and community organizations in Lincoln. He plans to attend graduate school to perform research in the fields of pathology and immunology.
He is the son of Edward and Sherry Ballweg of Columbus.