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June 20, 2017

Auxiliary Awards $21,250 in Scholarships

SOUTHBRIDGE –– The Harrington Auxiliary held its 4th annual scholarship awards ceremony on Monday, June 12. The Auxiliary’s Scholarship Committee, which is co-chaired by Sally Baum and Pat Motyka, awarded $21,250 to 11 students from nine area schools who are pursuing careers in a healthcare field. Some of the recipients are also employees at Harrington Hospital.

Five individuals received the Dr. Van Vooren Memorial Scholarship, a $1,000 award per student.

Charles Hall, from Woodstock, CT, works in the environmental services department at Harrington and will pursue a career as a medical lab technician at Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, CT.

Michelle Matte is seeking an MBA in healthcare administration at Anna Maria College. She is a certified nuclear technologist working in Harrington’s radiology department.

Currently working for Harrington Physician Services and for Seven Hills Foundation, Erin McTiernan is enrolled in the nursing program at Bay Path College. She has also served as a volunteer in Kenya.

Another Harrington employee, Alison Scully, works as a lab assistant and mans the emergency room registration desk; she will attend Quinsigamond Community College to earn a degree in radiation technology.

Heather Staniszewski, RN, is employed at The Cancer Center at Harrington and is enrolled in the BSN program at Anna Maria College.

The Auxiliary awarded five $3,000 scholarships to recent area high school graduates. Jack Cederberg from Shepherd Hill Regional High School has been accepted at the University of Rhode Island, where he will study lab science. Eric Fryberg, a David Prouty graduate, is enrolled in the pre-med program at Worcester State University. Bay Path graduate Katie Israelian will attend Springfield College to become an occupational therapist. Sophia Kontoes graduated from Bartlett High School and will study nursing at Worcester State University. Julieanne Welsh of Oxford High School will begin pre-med studies at Boston University in the fall.

The Grace Kirk Memorial Scholarship, a $1,250 award, was given to Sarah Stanhope, a Tantasqua Regional High School graduate and employee in Harrington Hospital’s dietary department. She will attend Salem State’s pre-med program.

The Harrington Auxiliary, established in 1932, is a non-profit organization of dedicated and impassioned volunteers whose mission is to support and enhance the excellent services provided by the Harrington HealthCare System.


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