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

The spring 2011 Kennedy Nursing Fellows are Theresa Buggs, Mayville; Cassandra Cooke, Pestigo; Amanda Morton, Litchfield Park, Ariz; Lindsay Mulholland, Greenville; Kelsey Pekarske, Randolph; Dragana Radic, Appleton; Danielle Robach, Rice Lake; Lindsey Scheel Oshkosh; Collette Swenson, Watertown; and Kimberly VanBuskirk, Waunakee.

The fall 2011 Kennedy Nursing Fellows are Amy Bartelt, Chilton; Mary K. Blank, Ixonia; Bethany Busch, Oshkosh; Heather Herman, Omro; Gina M. Kaczmarek, Stevens Point; Christine Kalies, Denver, Colo.; Jessica Kramer, Lone Rock; Sara Reed, North Fond du Lac; Heather Shantz, LaCrosse; Kalya Stelzner, Winneconne; Gretchen Theis, Winona, Minn.; and Kelly Xiong, Appleton.

“The Kennedy Nursing Fellow Scholarships allow the College to recognize and champion the commitment to excellence of our top nursing students,” said Rosemary Smith, College of Nursing dean. “We appreciate the confidence that the Dr. and Mrs. Hugh A. Kennedy Foundation has placed in our nursing program, and their commitment to advancing our work of developing the very best nurses for tomorrow.”