UMH Auxiliary Awards Fall 2017 Scholarship

Aug 9, 2017 /

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At their monthly meeting on Monday, August 7 the Uvalde Memorial Hospital Auxiliary announced their Fall 2017 Nursing Scholarship recipients. Sherley Wentz, scholarship committee chairperson, introduced fall scholarship winners Desiree Rodriguez of Sabinal, Juanita Del Toro of Uvalde, and Guadalupe Rodriguez of Uvalde. Each recipient was awarded $3,500 toward the completion of his or her registered nursing (RN) program at Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde. Each recipient is enrolled to begin his or her final year of the program in the fall and anticipate graduating in May 2018.

“The auxiliary works very hard to raise funds to provide scholarships to aspiring nurses and we greatly appreciate their efforts,” said Charla Carter, director of human resources and volunteer services at Uvalde Memorial Hospital.

Recipients were required to complete an application process which considered past educational accomplishments as well as future educational and professional goals, and demonstrated financial need and their personal commitment to serving their community.

Following the presentation of scholarships, president Eddie McKinney opened the group’s monthly meeting with a prayer and a moment of silence for late member and first-vice president Edna Hernandez. Member Maria Ibarra, Hernandez’s niece, then expressed her gratitude to the group for their support and prayers.

Member Graciela Ochoa introduced Susan Rios from the Uvalde Convention and Visitor’s Bureau as the guest speaker. Rios shared information on her job as Main Street Manager and SSgt. Willie De Leon Civic Center Manager. Rios outlined the responsibilities of the Visitor’s Bureau and differentiated their role from other similar groups and organizations that they often work closely with. She also highlighted main tourism attractions in our area, talked to the group about how they can be a part of related activities, and thanked them for their volunteerism.

Sissy Parham then reviewed the July meeting minutes and Barbara Blair gave the treasurer’s report. Shirley Grigg followed with the gift shop report and Sherley Wentz shared there were no new beautification committee updates.

Before the group adjourned Tom Nordwick, hospital CEO, shared updates on the potential building project that the hospital continues to explore.

The Uvalde Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s next meeting is scheduled on Monday, September 4 at 10am in the Wrather Holmgreen Conference Room. For more information or to become a member of the auxiliary, contact human resources officer and director of volunteer services Charla Carter at (830) 278- 6251.


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