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For Immediate Release:
June 11, 2012


Auxiliary of St. Luke's Hospital announces 2012-2013 scholarship winners


Pictured left to right: Ana Roda Fogarty, Co-President of the Auxiliary, Lilly Fagundes, Co-President of the Auxiliary, Kara Rebello, Kaylyn Vieira, Kayla McConnell, Riley Marion, Jessica DeSousa, and Shauneen Crane, Auxiliary Scholarship Chair


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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — The Auxiliary of St. Luke's Hospital recently announced $5,000 in scholarship awards for individuals who are pursuing a career in health care.

The Auxiliary presented five $1,000 scholarship awards to area high school seniors during its annual Scholarship Luncheon held June 1 at the Waterfront Grille in New Bedford.

The 2012-2013 Scholarship winners are:

  • Jessica DeSousa, a graduate of New Bedford High School, who will attend the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to pursue a degree in premedical and health science.

  • Kaylyn Vieira, a graduate of New Bedford High School, who will attend Franklin Pierce College to pursue a career as a physician assistant.

  • Kara Rebello, a graduate of Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, who will attend Rhode Island College to pursue a degree in nursing.

  • Kayla McConnell, a graduate of Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, who will attend Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to pursue a degree in nursing.

  • Riley E. Marion, a graduate of Dartmouth High School, who will attend Ithaca College to pursue a degree in physical therapy.

The Auxiliary of St. Luke's Hospital is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to render service to St. Luke's Hospital, its tax-exempt subsidiaries, its patients and to assist in promoting the health and welfare of the community. Joining the Auxiliary is a great way to become involved in your community hospital. Members serve as ambassadors to the community on behalf of the hospital. For more information or to join, please contact Agatha St. Amour at 508-961-5353 or by email at sainta@southcoasg.org.


Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-961-5280
Pager: 508-387-2532
Fax: 508-961-5876
poyants@southcoast.org



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