2010 Kennedy Nursing Fellows named

Through a generous grant from the Dr. and Mrs. Hugh A. Kennedy Foundation in Corpus Christi, Texas, UW Oshkosh’s College of Nursing established Kennedy Nursing Fellow Scholarships. These distinguished awards recognize newly admitted nursing students in the College with top academic achievement.

The spring 2010 Kennedy Nursing Fellows are Jessica Derenne, Casco; Danielle Eisenschink, Whitelaw; Cassandra Gelhaus, Medford; Molly Ireland, Fitchburg;  Jessica Lauretic, Evansville; Taryn Olson, Breckenridge, Colo.; Jennifer Schuh, Oshkosh; Courtney Schuman, New Berlin;  Larissa Smage, Elkhorn; and Jodi Wilhelm, Birnamwood.

The fall 2010 Kennedy Nursing Fellows are Anton Basak, Menasha; Gina Buzzanca, Mequon; Angela Gile, Fond du Lac;  Margaret Higgenbothham, Birnamwood; Chelsea Olson, Waupaca; Erin Persson, Oshkosh; Sidney Quade, Cambria; Kayla Steckling, Winneconne; Brian Taplin, Brandon; and Maria Vitale, Pewaukee.

“I hope my healing hands can extend to touch others as Dr. Kennedy’s have,” Higginbotham said.



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  1. Jonny says:

    Well done to all those people that passed, nurses are the unsung heroes of any hospital and in fact country. I only wished they got paid more in my country (the UK) – they deserve it!

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