Friends of Covenant, Sartori Scholarship Winners Announced
by Adam Amdor
Friends of Covenant Scholarship WinnersFriends of Covenant Medical Center has selected scholarship recipients for 2017. In conjunction with funds donated by McElroy Trust, the scholarship committee is able to award four $2,000 scholarships to local students. The scholarship winners are as follows:
Alexis Gamm is a graduate of Oelwein High School and has just completed her second year at the University of Iowa. While in high school, Alexis worked as a CNA while also participating in many extra-curricular activities such as tutoring students, FFA, working with DECA (a business organization), volunteering at blood drives, little league, and church sponsored programs. Alexis is currently pursuing her goal of becoming a pediatrician.
Alec Marticoff is a graduate of Wapsie Valley High School. His academic achievements are outstanding, having a 4.0 GPA and completing 39 college credits at the same time. While in school Alec has been involved with several sports, FFA, and he has shared in opportunities offered by his faith family as well. His sister and mother have ongoing health issues, and that has inspired Alec to realize his pursuit of a medical career.
Emily Nguyen is completing her sophomore year at St. Ambrose University majoring in biology and behavioral neuroscience hoping to be a physician assistant. In addition to earning an impressive 3.8 GPA, she has been the recruiting captain for the Dance Marathon, Special Events Coordinator for campus activities during Welcome Weeks and Homecoming Week. Emily is also a peer minister, and still finds time as a supplemental instruction leader helping students in chemistry. Emily is a recipient of this scholarship for the third time.
Anne Nora is a Waterloo native graduating from St. Louis University and will attend the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine. In high school Anne was sponsored by the Waterloo Rotary Club and spent a year in Spain becoming fluent in Spanish and also participated in the Tropical Disease Research Program in Ecuador. In St. Louis, Anne volunteered as a medical interpreter at Casa de Salud and as a part-time medical scribe at Barnes Jewish Hospital. Anne hopes to finish her degree to become an OB/GYN.
Friends of Sartori Scholarship Winners Friends of Sartori Memorial Hospital has selected scholarship recipients for 2017. In conjunction with funds donated by McElroy Trust, the scholarship committee is able to award three $2,000 scholarships to local students. The scholarship winners are as follows:
Amela Music, a student at Waterloo West High School, has taken classes at Hawkeye Community College and the University of Northern Iowa. Amela currently works part-time at Sartori Memorial Hospital, plans to attend UNI for her general studies, Allen College for nursing, and the University of Iowa for a degree in Hospital Administration. Amela has been described as kind, thoughtful, respectable, ambitious and challenging; all attributes which will serve her well as a leader and administrator in the hospital setting.
Erna Smlatic of Evansdale is a first generation American of Bosnian heritage. Erna is a fine example of what it means to work hard on your studies, participate in volunteer activities, and hold two part-time jobs. She plans to enroll in the University of Northern Iowa and earn her degree in pre-med. Her final goal is a degree from Carver College of Medicine as a psychiatrist. Erna plans to establish her own private clinic and to serve those who have found a new home in America. She is described as determined, goal oriented, and capable of achieving those goals.
Jacilyn Witt is a graduate of Hudson High School and a student at Hawkeye Community College. She plans to enter Allen College in the spring of 2018, then two or three years’ experience will see her enrolling in a nurse practitioner program. Jacilyn has been described as independent, a critical thinker, and one who creatively solves problems. Her career of choice is one of challenge and the need for constant learning. Jacilyn fills that bill and we are happy to present her with a Sartori scholarship.