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Published on October 29, 2014

Valley West Hospital Auxiliary Awards Healthcare Scholarships

October 29, 2014Valley West Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Awards

SANDWICH, Ill. – The Valley West Hospital Auxiliary recently awarded its healthcare scholarships to deserving students in the area.

The following students received scholarships (listed with their hometowns, fields of study, and schools): Alexandra Bantz, Sandwich, Nursing, Illinois Wesleyan University; Alyssa Beerup, Yorkville, Nursing, Southern Illinois University; Nan Darby, Sandwich, Nursing, Aurora University; Katlyn Dempsey, Yorkville, Surgical Tech, Waubonsee Community College; Mary Ellerby, Sandwich, Physical Therapy, St. Ambrose University; Amanda Hansen, Yorkville, Radiologic Technology, Kishwaukee College; Katie Larson, Newark, Radiation Therapy, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; Lindsey Larson, Newark, Applied Sciences and Arts, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; and Kate Swithin, Sandwich, Public Health, Benedictine University.

Valley West Hospital Auxiliary scholarships are also available to Waubonsee Community College students who are enrolled in healthcare career-related programs and who live in communities served by Valley West Hospital. The recipients of this scholarship, Nicole Fraser and Sandra Spilman, are both Nursing students from Sandwich.

For more information about the Valley West Hospital Auxiliary and all of the scholarships offered by KishHealth System, visit

Photo: Valley West Hospital Auxiliary Members Lee McKenzie (left) and Susan White (right) present this year’s Sandwich Fair quilt to raffle-winner Beverly Augsburg from Naperville. The proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets benefit Valley West Hospital Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarships.

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