HRMC Foundation Helping Hands Fun awards $10,000 in scholarships


Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) Foundation announces the recipients of 20 Helping Hands family and employee scholarships totaling $10,000, according to Shawn Martin, executive director.

 “Our purpose in providing Helping Hands scholarships is to encourage HRMC employees and their children in their educational pursuits,” said Martin. “Each year, we receive many qualified applicants, and it is fun to learn about the plans and dreams of our future generation.”

 HRMC Foundation Helping Hands Scholarship recipients include:

• Trinity Harford, who is the daughter of Elizabeth Watson, director of home health and hospice for HRMC and is pursuing a human services degree at Black Hills State University.

• Lindsey Leyendecker, who is the daughter of Cheri Leyendecker, RN at HRMC Physicians Clinic and is pursuing pre-nursing from South Dakota State University.

• Shannon Katz, who works as a pharmacy tech at HRMC and is pursuing a degree in pharmacy at South Dakota State University.

• Kayla Purintun, who is the daughter of Stephanie Metzger, RN, emergency room director, and is attending the medical laboratory technician program Mitchell Technical College

• Brandon Renner, who is the son of Sheila Renner, MT, who works in HRMC’s laboratory and is enrolled in the electrical construction and maintenance program at Mitchell Technical Institute.

• Gabe Rieger, who is the son of Kim Rieger, HRMC vice president of ancillary and support services, and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and sports management at University of South Dakota.

• Haley Fulton, who works as an RN in the emergency room and is pursuing a Master of Science degree through the family nurse practitioner program at University of North Dakota.

• Jordyn Cutshaw, who is the daughter of Debbie Cutshaw, RN, in cardiac rehab, and is studying human biology/pre-med at South Dakota State University.

• Ryan Janes, who is son of Sam Janes, CRNA, in surgery and Karen Janes, RN, in home health and hospice, and is studying building trades at Lake Area Technical College.

• Jaime O’Neill, who is the son of Kelly O’Neill, pharmacist, and Carmen O’Neill, pharmacy tech who work in the pharmacy and is pursuing a degree in music education at South Dakota State University.

• Eric Klanchnik, who is the son of Morgan Sabalier, LPNat Tschetter & Hohm Clinic and is enrolled in the electrical construction and maintenance program at Mitchell Technical Institute.

• Stone Burke, who is the son of Kelly Burke, physical therapist assistant at HRMC and is studying agronomy at Mitchell Technical Institute.

• Taya Pawlowski, who is the daughter of Christine Pawlowski who works as a speech language pathologist at HRMC and is pursuing a degree in nursing from Mount Marty University.

• Maggie Knippling, who is the granddaughter of Pam Poulisse who works in central scheduling at HRMC and is pursuing a music education degree at Northern State University.

• Jolie Dowling, who works as a nurse aide apprentice at HRMC and is pursuing a degree in biology from South Dakota State University.

• Martin Boetel, who is the son of Kristina Boetel, a certified nurse practitioner at Tschetter & Hohm Clinic and is pursuing a degree in agronomy and precision agriculture from South Dakota State University.

• Brenna Held, who is a certified nurse assistant apprentice at HRMC and is pursuing a degree in nursing at the University of Jamestown in North Dakota.

• Payson Gohn, who is the son of Kris Gohn a speech language pathologist at HRMC and is pursuing a degree in biology/pre-dental at the University of Sioux Falls.

• Arianna Rodriguez, who is the daughter of Carey Jans, a home health and hospice RN for HRMC and is pursuing a degree in medical biology/physics/pre-med at the University of South Dakota.

• Marrien Gohn, who is the son of Kris Gohn a speech language pathologist at HRMC and is pursuing a degree in business administration-finance from Valley City State University in North Dakota.

“The HRMC Foundation Scholarship Program provides financial support to help ensure that the Huron area continues to have quality, dedicated healthcare staff,” explained Martin. “We sincerely appreciate our dedicated donors who make this scholarship program possible.”

A total of $84,000 in scholarships were awarded through the Foundation this year. In addition to these Helping Hands family and employee scholarships, the board also awarded 13 Health Care Interest scholarships and eight Commitment scholarships to students from the region who have committed to work in the community after graduation.

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