CCH Foundation Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients
Columbus Community Hospital Foundation Announces $4,600 in Scholarships for Area Students
Columbus Community Hospital Foundation Scholarship Awarded to Rinkol
(Columbus, Neb.) - The Columbus Community Hospital Foundation has announced that Madelyn Nicole Rinkol of Silver Creek is the winner of its $500 Columbus Community Hospital Foundation Scholarship.
The scholarship was established in 2017 by the foundation board. It is awarded to a student to further his or her education in any health care field. Preference is given to a Columbus Community Hospital employee or the child or grandchild of an employee.
Rinkol is a 2018 graduate of Twin River High School in Genoa. She was active in high school sports and activities, including softball, basketball, National Honor Society, FBLA, speech and theater. She is also a volunteer in her community where she has assisted with blood drives, volunteered at nursing homes and participated in church activities. Rinkol is employed as certified nursing assistant at the Genoa Long Term Care Facility.
Rinkol plans to attend Wayne State College’s pre-nursing program. She will then continue her education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center where she will complete her bachelor’s degree in nursing. Rinkol eventually would like to become a family nurse practioner in a rural setting.
She is the daughter of Randy and Nancy Rinkol of Silver Creek.
Eagles Radiological Scholarship Awarded to Janssen
(Columbus, Neb.) - The Columbus Community Hospital Foundation has announced that Mia Nicole Janssen of Columbus is the winner of the $1,000 2018 Eagles Radiological 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 2018 graduate of Columbus High School, Janssen is planning to study pre-radiation science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Janssen was active in swimming, tennis, volleyball, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and National Honor Society. She was on the “A” honor roll for six semesters.
Janssen volunteered at her church, the Columbus Rescue Mission and at Columbus Community Hospital’s “We Can Run, Walk and Roll” event.
Mia is the daughter of Doug and Janelle Janssen of Columbus.
Prochaska Scholarships Awarded to Two Area Students
(Columbus, Neb.) - Kellie Jo Kroeger of Schuyler and Regi A. Zakrzewski of Columbus, were recently announced as the recipients of the Columbus Community Hospital Foundation’s 2018 George Prochaska Scholarships.
Each of them 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.
Kroeger is a 2017 graduate of Schuyler Central Catholic High School and is enrolled at Wayne State College in the pre-pharmacy program. She plans to continue her education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Kroeger has been selected for the Rural Health Opportunity Program (RHOP).
Kroeger is involved in Wayne State College’s color guard and student activities board. She is also employed as an office clerk at a store in Schuyler. Kroeger is an active volunteer in Schuyler where she prepares meals for needy children and helps at the movie theater. She is the daughter of Bob and Lorrie Kroeger of Schuyler.
Zakrzewski is 2018 graduate of Columbus High School (CHS). She plans to attend the College of St. Mary’s in Omaha, where she will major in nursing. Zakrzewski would eventually like to work as an emergency department/trauma nurse or obstetrics nurse.
She was a member of the National Honor Society, C-Club and student council. She was also on CHS’s volleyball, basketball and tennis teams. She is employed at Paws and Claws and the Pawnee Plunge. Zakrzewski was also a volunteer at Columbus Community Hospital.
She is the daughter of Kevin and Collette Zakrzewski of Columbus.
Dush Receives Gerhold Scholarship
(Columbus, Neb.) - Jacee Dush of Columbus has been named the recipient of the Columbus Community Hospital Foundation’s $500 2018 William and Barbara Gerhold Scholarship.
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.
Dush is a 2015 graduate of Columbus High School. She attended Central Community College – Columbus (CCC) for an associate’s degree in science and pre-nursing. She has volunteered in numerous activities and was on the President’s Honors List (4.0 GPA) at CCC.
Dush also studied nursing at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. She is presently employed at Columbus Community Hospital as a certified nursing assistant. She has been accepted in the Bryan College of Health Sciences nursing program in Lincoln. Eventually, she would like to become a registered nurse in an intensive care unit
She is the daughter of Ron and Shannon Dush of Columbus.
Enderlin Receives Columbus Community Hospital Scholarship
(Columbus, Neb.) - Makenzie Enderlin of Columbus is the recipient of the Columbus Community Hospital Foundation’s 2018 Columbus Community Hospital $300 Student Scholarship.
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 (CNA) or other entry-level health care course.
Enderlin completed the tenth grade at Scotus Central Catholic High School where she is a member of the National Honor Society and is on the straights “A’s” honor roll. Enderlin is active in Girl Scouts and community service projects for Scotus.
Enderlin plans to study for her CNA at Central Community College in Columbus and continue her nursing studies thereafter. Her ultimate goal is to work in pediatric nursing.
Enderlin is the daughter of Craig and Kathy Enderlin of Columbus.
Kayla Hall Receives Dwayne Willers Memorial Scholarship
(Columbus, Neb.) - Kayla Hall of Columbus is the recipient of the Columbus Community Hospital Foundation’s $300 Dwayne Willers Memorial scholarship.
The Dwayne Willers Memorial scholarship was established in 2013 by Willers’ family. It is awarded to a qualified student who is pursuing a career in the field of radiology.
Hall is a 2018 graduate of Scotus Central Catholic High School where she was recognized as an Academic All-Stater and as a University of Nebraska-Kearney Distinguished Scholar. She was a National Honors Society member and served as a teacher’s aide. Hall played soccer and volleyball and is a long time 4-H member.
Hall plans to major in Spanish at the University of Nebraska Kearney and then enter medical school. Her ultimate goal is to specialize in radiology.
Kayla is the daughter of Jeff and Mary Hall.
HDR Scholarships Awarded to Two Area Students
(Columbus, Neb.) - Maria Middendorf and Shania Borchers, both of Columbus, have been named the 2018 HDR Scholarship winners through the Columbus Community Hospital Foundation.
Each year, the HDR scholarships assist two students who are pursuing careers in health care. Preference is given to students who plan to attend Central Community College – Columbus. One of the scholarships also gives preference to a student who is proficient in Spanish.
Middendorf is a 2018 graduate of Columbus High School where she was on the honor roll and was named an academic all-star. She was active in the Godparents youth group and in church activities. She plans to attend Central Community College in Columbus and then Methodist College in Omaha to study nursing. Her eventual goal is to work in pediatric nursing.
Shania Borchers is 2018 graduate of Scotus Central Catholic High School where she was active in volleyball, basketball, track, the Godparents Program and HOSA Future Health Professionals. She volunteered her time for numerous organizations, including the American Red Cross, Sammy’s Superheroes and Relay for Life.
Borchers plans to attend Central Community College -Columbus where she will pursue a degree in nursing and play volleyball. Her eventual plan is to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and to work in the pediatric nursing field.
Borchers is the daughter of Cletus and Lisa Borchers of Columbus.