July 29, 2016 – Eighteen employees at Carroll Lutheran Village have been awarded scholarships to continue their education. The recipients were honored at a reception on July 28 at the Village.
The awards were made through the Walters Education Fund, which provides scholarship and education advancement opportunities to Village employees in three tracks: Student, Professional Development and Clinical.
To qualify for a Student Scholarship, student employees must have worked at least 1,000 hours at Carroll Lutheran Village and plan to enroll full-time in college in the fall. Each receives $500 per semester for up to eight semesters for a total of $4,000. Student scholarships are funded by donations from residents of Carroll Lutheran Village to show appreciation for the service provided by the students.
The 2016 recipients are:
- Audrey Barbour of Westminster who will study Early Childhood Education at Towson University
- Jillian Howell of Westminster who will study Business at the University of Maryland
- Monica Martin of Westminster who will study Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Maryland
- Kevin McKinnon of Taneytown who will study Accounting at Carroll Community College
- Delanie Mader of Westminster who will study Nursing at Salisbury University
- Christopher Lucci of Westminster who will study Business at the University of Maryland
Since its inception in 2000, the Student Scholarship program has awarded more than $189,000 in scholarships to 108 students.
Professional Track scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to employees who wish to advance their skills. The 2016 recipients were:
- Jessica Andrews
- Ashley Baxley
- Famatta Koenig-Paasewe
Seven employees received Clinical Track scholarships to become qualified as Certified Medicine Aides or Geriatric Nursing Assistants. They are:
- Kim Abbott
- Maggie Reath
- Megan Rhodes
- Rachel Ries
- Melissa Rivera
- Marivic Samoya
- Krystina Schell
- Sandra Studebaker
- Teresa Utz
The Walters Education Fund strengthens Carroll Lutheran Village’s ability to attract and retain the best possible talent to serve residents,” said Vice President of Human Resources Suzy Dyer-Gear. “It also allows us to offer competitive professional development and career growth opportunities.”