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St. Joseph’s Foundation awards $18,000 in scholarships
St. Joseph’s Foundation awards $18,000 in scholarships

STOCKTON - St. Joseph’s Foundation awarded scholarships to twenty-five students pursuing health care careers in nursing and nursing management, pharmacy, psychology, microbiology and clinical laboratory sciences, speech-language pathology, and medicine while attending San Joaquin Delta College, UC San Francisco, University of Phoenix, University of Nevada - Reno, Grand Canyon University, San Francisco State University, California State University at Stanislaus, Dominican University of California, and University of the Pacific. Candidate selection is based on academic performance and clinical excellence demonstrated in the patient care environment, as well as community service. The awards were made during an annual scholarship luncheon at St. Joseph’s Medical Center.

Monika Becker, Razia Dean, Jennifer Martins, Cassandra Vasquez, and Sue White received Sr. Mary Gabriel, OP, Scholarships; Tanya Daniel and Minh LaTruong received Lillian Brughelli Scholarships; Adriana Ambriz received the Weaver - Haviland Family Scholarship; Laura Levitt and Jeffrey Zumstein received St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Scholarships; Barbara Hayford and Hieu Ha received Auxiliary Magnolia Branch Nursing Scholarships; Cammy Davis, Camay Harris, Hind Lalami, Nancy Lee, Andrea Semillo, Sarah Tait, and Candace Williams all received Luck-Lewis Scholarships; Tuan Ly and Lao Vang received Richards-Collier Family Nursing Scholarships; Bibiana Garcia, Deanna Peterson, Cosette Standridge, and Shannon Weber were awarded St. Joseph’s Foundation Scholarships.

"It is always rewarding to offer students support for continuing their education in some aspect of healthcare," said Sister Abby Newton, O.P., Vice President of Mission Integration and Vice President of St. Joseph's Foundation. "These students are our future nurses, physicians, and healthcare administrators. St. Joseph’s Foundation is honored to have the opportunity to help them succeed."

In addition to Sister Abby Newton and St. Joseph’s Foundation Board President, Sherry Leonard, donors to the Scholarship Fund Theresa Weaver, MSN; Norma DePauli, Auxiliary Council Representative; Joan Sternecker, Auxiliary Branch Chair; Millie Lewis; and Pat Collier, RN presented scholarships.

Sister Mary Gabriel, O.P. Scholarships are scholarships in memory of former St. Joseph’s Administrator for an individual who is advancing his/her career in health care. Lillian Brughelli Scholarships are provided in memory of former St. Joseph’s Director of Admitting, Lillian Brughelli, RN. The Weaver - Haviland Family Scholarship are scholarships awarded to promote nursing education. St. Joseph’s Medical Center Auxiliary Health Careers Scholarships are provided by the SJMC Auxiliary for students seeking degrees in Health Care. St. Joseph’s Medical Center Auxiliary Magnolia Branch Nursing Scholarships are provided by Magnolia Branch of the SJMC Auxiliary for nursing students. Luck - Lewis Scholarships are scholarships honoring the Luck - Lewis Family of Stockton. The Richards-Collier Family Nursing Scholarships are provided by the Richards-Collier Family for nursing students. St. Joseph’s Foundation Scholarships are provided by the Health Career Scholarship Fund at St. Joseph’s Foundation.

Contributions to these programs may be made by contacting the St. Joseph’s Foundation at (209) 467-6347.

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