Canice Kinnel was awarded the first Ivy Sweeney Ero Scholarship by Nanticoke Health Services to assist in continuing her nursing education. In her second year at Delaware Tech, Ms. Kinnel is completing courses to become a Registered Nurse.
Mrs. Ivy Sweeney Ero of Laurel established this permanent scholarship to encourage students to pursue careers in health care, especially in nursing. The fund will provide for an annual scholarship in perpetuity.
Nanticoke Health Services has traditionally provided scholarships to deserving students pursuing careers in health-related field. This one-year award requires the student to work at Nanticoke Health Services for one year after graduation.
“This program not only provides deserving students an opportunity to continue their education, but it also provides the community and the hospital with much-needed nurses and health professionals,” says Edward H. Hancock, CEO and president of NHS. “Especially in light of the nationwide nurse shortage, programs such as this one can really help. We are grateful to Mrs. Ero in helping us with this program.”
The Ivy Sweeney Ero Scholarship will be awarded annually through the Human Resources Department at Nanticoke. In addition to this award, other students are helped through scholarships funded by the hospital.
“We hope others will want to emulate the generosity of Mrs. Ero in establishing funds such as this,” says Thomas Brown of the hospital’s Foundation. “Through various planned giving instruments available, persons can create a lasting legacy such as this scholarship which will help the community far into the future.”
For more information on applying for an educational grant, contact the Human Resources Department of NHS at 629-6611, ext. 2630. Information on establishing a permanent fund can contact Thomas Brown at 629-6611, ext. 2405.
Nanticoke helps support holiday safety campaign
Ronald C. Jester, Extension Specialist with the University of Delaware Research & Education Center, Georgetown, and Tom Brown, vice president of Nanticoke Health Services, discussed some of electrical devices during a Delaware Safe Kids Coalition Press Conference at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Monday. Speakers from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Delaware State Fire School discussed how to reduce the risk of injuries over the holiday season. More than 12,000 people are injured in the United States each year from gift items. See next week’s edition of the Star for additional photos and information on how you can be safe over the holidays. Photo by Bryant Richardson