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Valley West Auxiliary awards scholarships

The Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital Auxiliary awarded eight scholarships to students pursuing degrees in the medical field. Pictured (from left) in the front row are Phyllis Skeens and Deb Nystrom, scholarship committee members. In the back row are scholarship recipients Emily Oldenburg, Callalily Britt, Matthew Davis and Rachel Goodin. Not pictured are Lauren Zaeske, Sydni Frederick, Bailee Krantz and Hailey Engstrom.
The Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital Auxiliary awarded eight scholarships to students pursuing degrees in the medical field. Pictured (from left) in the front row are Phyllis Skeens and Deb Nystrom, scholarship committee members. In the back row are scholarship recipients Emily Oldenburg, Callalily Britt, Matthew Davis and Rachel Goodin. Not pictured are Lauren Zaeske, Sydni Frederick, Bailee Krantz and Hailey Engstrom.

Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital Auxiliary awarded scholarships totaling $12,000 to eight community members pursuing degrees in the medical field.

The following students from Hinckley, Newark, Sandwich, Sheridan and Somonauk were recognized by the auxiliary:

Callalily Britt, nursing at Hope College

Hailey Engstrom, psychology at Southern Illinois University

Sydni Frederick, nurse practitioner at Eastern Kentucky University

Bailee Krantz, nursing at Elmhurst College

Rachel Goodin, pharmacy studies at the University of Arizona

Matthew Davis, nursing at Waubonsee Community College

Emily Oldenburg, nursing at Aurora University

Lauren Zaeske, psychology at the University of Kansas

In the past six years, the auxiliary has awarded $74,000 in scholarships to local students pursuing degrees in the medical field. The auxiliary can reward students through fundraising efforts and membership fees. In addition to scholarships, in the past five years, the auxiliary has gifted nearly $20,000 to support other hospital-related ventures.

Auxiliary membership is open to men and women in the community older than 18 who share a belief that having a local medical facility in the community is important.

For information, call 815-786-3775.

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