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For Immediate Release:
June 20, 2012

Auxiliary of Charlton Memorial Hospital announces 2012-2013 scholarship winners

2012-13 Charlton Memorial Hospital scholarship recipients
Pictured left to right: Vanessa Correia; Erica DeMello; Marion Greer, Charlton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Co-Chair; Louise McCarthy, President of the Charlton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary; Kelsy Mills; and Nichelle Charron. Not pictured: Mathew G. Hermenau

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FALL RIVER, Mass. — The Auxiliary of Charlton Memorial 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 6 at the Rachel's Lakeside in Dartmouth.

The 2012-2013 scholarship winners are:

  • Nichelle Charron, a graduate of Apponequet Regional High School, who will attend Quinnipiac University to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner in pediatric medicine.

  • Vanessa Correia, a graduate of Westport High School, who will attend Connecticut College to pursue a career as a pediatrician.

  • Erica DeMello, a graduate of Bishop Stang High School, who will attend Springfield College to pursue a career as a physician's assistant.

  • Mathew G. Hermenau, a graduate of Somerset Berkley Regional High School, who will attend the University of Rhode Island to pursue a degree in pharmacy or nursing.

  • Kelsy Mills, a graduate of Apponequet Regional High School, who will attend Simmons College to pursue a career in health sciences.

The Auxiliary of Charlton Memorial Hospital is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to render service to Charlton Memorial Hospital, its tax-exempt subsidiaries, its patients and to assist in promoting the health and welfare of the community. The Auxiliary raises money throughout the year by hosting fundraisers, a spring gala, raffles, and jewelry and apparel sales.

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 call 508-679-7038.

Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-961-5280
Pager: 508-387-2532
Fax: 508-961-5876

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