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2013 Pauline Thompson Education Scholarship Winners!


Elizabeth "Liz" Long
Villanova University

Alexis K. Burns
Drexel University

Margaret E. "Molly" Moore
The University of Pennsylvania

Morgan N. Hecker
Widener University

2013 Pauline Thompson Research Scholarship Winner


Yun Jiang
The University of Pittsburgh

A Special Thank You Note

From Elizabeth (Beth) Endy, RN
January 2012


Dear Board of Directors at the Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania,

A little over a year ago (Fall 2010), I was honored with receiving the Pauline Thompson Nursing Education Scholarship Award. I wanted to send a note of sincere thanks after I had something to report.

In May of 2011, I was able to join nursing colleagues from Moravian to be part of a MAMA Service Team to Honduras for a medical mission trip. What an eye-opening experience that was. The people of Honduras have such gratitude and are brought such relief from the simplest of medications and aide. It was a life-changing experience and a reminder of what true "hands on" nursing is about.

In October 2011, I was offered an RN position at University of Pittsburgh Shadyside in the Medical ICU/CCU. This unit provides a wide variety of acute care conditions and comorbidities. A perfect place to learn and grow experience for the class I intend to start this summer at University of Pittsburgh – Advanced Pathophysiology/Pharmacology.

It is recognition like the Pauline Thompson Nursing Education Scholarship that gives credibility to "new grads," such as me, that are now competing for a nursing position in the first year out of school. After gaining experience, I will look into traveling nursing in the specialty of neonatology/women's health/prenatal care. The need is still there and my passion to rise to fulfill a small part of a much greater mission has gone unchanged. So truly, thank you. You've made a difference in my career.

Elizabeth Endy, RN
Pittsburgh, PA


Scholarship Recipients


2012

Laryn D. Smith
Robert Morris University

Shawn West
University of Pittsburgh

Victoria Beck
Alvernia University

Zhan Liang
University of Pittsburgh

Miranda McNicoll
Duquesne University

2011

Julie Marie Danna
Pennsylvania State University

Colleen Brophy
Drexel University

Brittany Moldover
Drexel University

Sheila Kay Shaffer
Pennsylvania State University

Erika Gearhard
Carlow University

Barbara Lee
Drexel University

Brianna Weimer
Widener University

Erica Gechter
Temple University

2010

Madeleine Banulski
Thomas Jefferson University

Franklin I. Chukwu
Widener University

Elizabeth (Beth) Endy
Moravian College

Brittney S. Poole
Duquesne University

Shannel Ross
Thomas Jefferson University

Nicole A. Shiffler
Holy Family University

Tasha Turner
Duquesne University

Colleen Vogelman
University of Pittsburgh

2009

Ellen Kantor
Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh

Patricia Saladik
North Wales
Pennsylvania State University

Latasha Kast
Cogan Station
University of Pittsburgh

Breanne Roche
Salan, OH
University of Pittsburgh

Luann Barbagallo
Bridgeport, NJ
Neumann University

Stephanie Scully
Middletown, DE
Cedar Crest College

Misty Whoolery-Pratt
Hopwood
Pennsylvania State University – Fayetteville

Gabriela Santanmaria
Newtown
Thomas Jefferson University - College of Health Professions

2008

Julie Pham
Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania

Nicole Amoroso
Nazareth
Moravian

Kathleen Harle
Erial, NJ
University of Pennsylvania

Megan Correll
Nazareth
Moravian

Sarah Colon-Shoop
West Grove
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Amanda Botscheller
Dalton
University of Pittsburgh

Andrea Lang
Wexford
Duquesne University

Aimee Reade
Fountain Hill
York College of Pennyslvania

Beatrice Jean Linton
West Chester
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Heidi Acker
Narvon

2007

Sarah Bakermans
Millersburg
Drexel University

Katherine E. Huff
Mechanicsburg
Bloomsburg University

Allison Heermance
Simsbury
Messiah College

Wendy Ann Mancuso
Scranton
Penn State University-Worthington

Kathleen Walsh
Frackville
West Chester University

Elizabeth L. Zeh
Schenevus, NY
College Misericordia

Rebecca L. Bicking
Drums
College Misericordia

Rachel Rocks
Egg Harbor, NH
West Chester University

Katherine A. McKeaney
Audubon
University of Scranton

Megan C. Venuum
Mt. Pleasant
Penn State Fayette-Eberly Campus

2006

Dawn M. Linn Venango
Franklin
Clarion University

Terri S. Kogut
York
York College of Pennsylvania

Charlyanne M. Nester
West Chester
West Chester University

Casandra B. Snader
Bird in Hand
West Chester University

Carrie Heiney
East Berlin
Duquesne University

Sheri Hathaway
Nemacolin
PA State University-Eberly

Leah M. Springer
Lancaster Institute for Health Education

Laura Laboskie
Sunbury
Bloomsburg University

Larry J. Goisse
Dunbar
PA State University-Eberly

Cheryl Reid
New Castle
Duquesne University

Connie Alexander
Home
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

2005

DeLisa Mechele Cofer
Philadelphia

Deanna DiSarro
New Fairfild

Kathryn Foster
Whitehall

Amber Mitterling
Wilkes Barre

Jennifer Rosman
Bala Cynwyd

Sarah Zangle
Camp Hill

Laura Zwatty
Lewisberry

2004

Amanda McClain Kissinger
Bloomsburg

Molly Sayre
Tunkhannock

Melissa Ann Kalinowski
Sugarloaf

Meghan Lynn Burns
Havertown

Malgorzata Bujak
Key West

Heather Hall
Pittsburgh

Eileen S. D’Antonio
Glen Mills

Colleen Gruffi
New York

2003

Abigail Pennypacker
Lebanon

Jill M. Siegrist
Myerstown

Karen Kratz
Sinking Spring

Bonnie Teresa Kelly
Benetia

2002

Emily M. Norman
Liberty

Christie A. Overmyer
Pittsburgh

Kelly J. Sensenig
Denver

Jennifer T. Wagner
Riegelsville

2001

Lori M. Moyer
Telford

Barbara P. Ventura
Malvern

Nicole D. Vujan
Jamestown

2000

Jessica M. Ehrat
York

1999

Carey Ann Bauer
Walnutport

1998

Kelli Melhorn
York

1997

Betty J. Adams
Hershey

1996

Amy Krall
Greensburg

1995

Mary Ann Smarto

Scholarship Committee
NFP’s Scholarship Committee reviews the applications and selects recipients for both the research and education awards within the Pauline Thompson Nursing Education Fund.
  • Paul E. Tarves, MSN, BSN, RN Evangelical Community Hospital
  • Julia Greenawalt, PhD, RNC Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Mary Ann Dailey, PhD, RN Kutztown University
  • Patricia Sweeney, PhD, CRNP, FNP, BC The School of Nursing at Penn State
  • Christina Magsino, RN Wellspan York Hospital


VFW Jack E. Barger Sr. Scholarship

Since 1990, NFP has administered the VFW Jack E. Barger Sr. Scholarship. This scholarship was established by the Department of Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in memory of the late Jack E. Barger Sr., Department Commander (1987-1988), who died in 1988 while in office. The fund awards $1,000 individual scholarships to nursing students that are veterans in active duty military or are the child or spouse of a veteran or active duty personnel. Jack E. Barger Sr. recognized that (1) additional nurses are crucial to the success of the Veterans Administration healthcare system, (2) the current shortage of nurses is having an adverse impact on the quality of care among veterans in the system and (3) a large number of veterans are now 65 years of age or older, creating increased demand for medical care, especially nursing care.


Jack E. Barber, Sr. Scholarship Available


Scholarship Recipients


2012

Crystel Dunnkelberger
Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences

Jessica Zilka
UPMC St. Margaret School of Nursing, Blawnox

Sean Pham
Community College of Philadelphia

Tarris Anderson
Community College of Philadelphia

Timothy Kemberling
Pennsylvania College of Technology

Vanessa Scaife
Lock Haven University - Clearfield Campus

2011

Bobbi Lehman
Lancaster General College of Nursing and
Health Sciences

Paula Reamer Hlad
University of Pittsburgh at Titusville

Emily Bailey
University of Pittsburgh at Titusville

Travis Rupert
Pennsylvania College of Technology

William J. Ravert, Jr.
Neumann University

Margaret Stewart
UPMC St. Margaret School of Nursing

2010

Laura Bly
University of Pittsburgh

Shanna Fry
Pennsylvania College of Technology

Shayla Thomas
Harrisburg Area Comm. College - Lebanon

Genna Doernberger
Sewickly School of Nursing

Carolyn Muller
Abington Memorial Hospital

Sadie Steppe
Pennsylvania College of Technology

2009

Jaimie Donnelly
Bloomsburg University

ElizaBeth Robinson
York College of PA

Mellissa McCann
York College of PA

Meredith Dull
St. Luke’s School of Nursing

Emily Busko
York College of PA

Benjamin Montgomery
University of Pittsburgh-Mercy

2008

Regina Angstadt
The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences

Laura J. Nolan
Jameson Memorial Hospital & Health System

Kathy Cronan
The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences

Nancy Tamilia
Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing

Crystal A. Moser
The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences

Michelle D. White
Westmoreland County Community College

2007

Regina Angstadt
The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences

Laura J. Nolan
Jameson Memorial Hospital & Health System

Kathy Cronan
The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences

Naancy Tamilia
Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing

Crystal A. Moser
The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences

Michelle D. White
Westmoreland County Community College

2006

Michelle McAndrew
Delaware County Community College

Amy Verdone-McNicholas
Roxborough Memorial Hospital

Julie Bakke
York College

2005

Cheryl LaMont
Jameson Health System

Ammon Hontz
Drexel University

Meredith Nowlan
West Chester University

Daisy Lara Scott
Brandywine Hospital School of Nursing

Leslie Kelly
Alle-Kiski Medical Center

Karen Gonzalez
UPMC St. Margaret School of Nursing

2004

Stanley Sudar
Robert Morris University

Patti McLeod
Community College of Philadelphia

Brandy Newman
Penn State – Fayette

Cari Chavira
Community College of Allegheny County

Carolyn Vavrecan
Penn College of Technology

Donna Fitzgerald
Villanova University

2003

Deborah Byrns
University of Pittsburgh

Monique Harp
West Chester University

Sara Dufort
University of Pittsburgh

Karen McCarthy
Pottsville Hospital & Warne Clinic

2002

Jessica Cooper
New Castle
Susan Baxter
New Kensington

2001

Patrick Izzo
Community College of Philadelphia

Rebecca Elenback
West Chester University

2000

Ryon Gilke
Indiana University of PA

Nicki Cherenchick
California University of PA

1998

Melissa A. Krause
York College of Pennsylvania

Brenda Womble
Community College of Philadelphia

1996

Catherine Jones
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Joan Goss
York College

1995

Cheryl A. McMullen

1994

Tricia Boyle
Citizens General Hospital School of Nursing

1993

Dana Dodd
Gannon University
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