Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation awards scholarships
go to students from Lincoln, New Holland, Mason City, Elkhart, Mount
Pulaski and Emden
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[May 27, 2008]
The Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation has
awarded scholarships to eight local students who are preparing for
careers in health care.
Laura Baker was awarded the $2,000 Eva Jean Owen McCollum Memorial
Scholarship to continue her studies in the accelerated nursing
program at SIU Edwardsville. Laura is a 2002 graduate of Lincoln
Community High School, a 2006 DePauw University graduate and the
daughter of Nancy Baker of Lincoln.
Andrea Cross was awarded
$1,000 to finish her final year of nursing studies at Southern
Illinois University in Edwardsville. The 2005 Hartsburg-Emden
graduate is preparing for a surgical nursing career. Andrea is the
daughter of Jay and Christy Cross of Emden.
Recent Mount Pulaski High School graduate Jennifer Allspach
earned a $1,000 scholarship to begin food science and human
nutrition studies at the University of Illinois. The daughter of
George and Karen Allspach of Mount Pulaski, she plans to become a
Allison Durchholz was awarded $1,000 to apply toward her
sophomore year studies at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She is
the daughter of Don and Teresa Durchholz of Elkhart and a 2007
graduate of Mount Pulaski High School.
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A $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Whitney Lima, who will be a
sophomore at Bradley University studying human nutrition and
dietetics. The Mason City native is the daughter of Lee and Paula
Cutright and a 2007 graduate of Illini Central High School. Her goal
is to become a hospital-based clinical dietitian.
Jill Patrick, a 2007 graduate of Lincoln Community High School,
earned a $500 scholarship to begin physical therapy studies at
Marquette University. She is the daughter of Mike and Janet Patrick
of rural New Holland.
Katie Conklen is a 2007 Lincoln Community High School graduate
entering her sophomore year at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She is
the daughter of Rod and Pam Conklen of New Holland and received a
Recent Illini Central graduate Donieka Burris earned a $500
scholarship to begin pre-medicine studies at Illinois State
University. She is the daughter of Meri Burris of Mason City.
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is a community-based general
hospital serving the people of Logan and eastern Mason County. The
Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation was formed in 1996 to support
ALMH and local health care needs.
Contributions to the scholarship fund are welcome at anytime. To
learn more about this and other Abraham Lincoln Healthcare
Foundation programs, visit
[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]