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25 receive Judge Gray Silver scholarship

August 09, 2013
  • Recipients of the 2013 Judge Gray Silver Jr. Health Professions Scholarships are pictured with City Hospital Foundation officials. From left, Teresa McCabe, University Healthcare vice president of marketing and development; Susan R. Snowden, City Hospital Foundation chairwoman; Michael Cicchino; Lauree Lorensen; Mary Casto; Megan Pumphrey; Rachael Kauffman; Emily Widmeyer; and Gage Hurlburt. Vanessa Bishop, Skye Clark and Timothy Kowalski were not available for the photo.
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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Susan R. Snowden, chairwoman of the City Hospital Foundation board of directors, recently announced the names of 25 recipients of the 2013 Judge Gray Silver Jr. Health Professions Scholarship. 

Ten of the recipients are recent graduates while 15 are reapplicants from previous years. Each of the 25 students has been awarded a $500 scholarship to the college they will be attending in the fall.

The 10 new recipients representing five area high schools include Vanessa Bishop, Mary Casto, Michael Cicchino, Skye Clark, Gage Hurlburt, Rachael Kauffman, Timothy Kowalski, Lauree Lorensen, Megan Pumphrey and Emily Widmeyer.  All recipients will enter college this fall majoring in a health profession.

Recipients from previous years receiving scholarships again this year include Katherine Bolyard, Jennifer Burdock, Jessica Burkhart, Paul Hercules, Ethan Holliday, Jamie Huff, Kristen Kirkpatrick, Cameron Lyons, Kelsea Martz, Austin McKitrick, Krysta Orminski, Molly Quinn, Kyle Ransom, Alexis Smallwood and Samantha Wood.

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The scholarship program was established by the foundation in 2001 to offer financial assistance to area students interested in pursuing health professions.  Named after the late Judge Gray Silver Jr., a charter member of the foundation board of directors, the awards are $500 per year for a maximum of four years, and the students must reapply each year.

A committee comprised of representatives of the foundation and Berkeley Medical Center selects the recipients based on criteria, such as the health profession being pursued, academic achievements, character/leadership, community activities and financial need.

“As the area’s regional health system, we want to support students who are committed to pursing health care careers,” said Teresa McCabe, vice president of marketing and development for University Healthcare.  “By offering assistance to area students, we hope that some may consider employment opportunities at Berkeley Medical Center or one of the University Healthcare System affiliates once their degree is completed.”

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