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St. Luke’s Miners Awards Scholarships to Area Students
May 18, 2016

Coaldale, PA (5/18/2016) – Fourteen area students were awarded academic scholarships for $1,000 each by the administration and trustees of St. Luke’s Miners Hospital at a May 17 ceremony in the hospital lobby.

The awards are presented annually to graduating seniors from seven area high schools who meet the specific criteria including graduating in the top 25 percent of his or her class and being enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year college or university in the health care field.

“To be able to provide these scholarships to these students is an honor for us at St. Luke’s,” William Moyer, President of St. Luke’s Miners Campus, said. “We hope that the young men and women receiving the awards will return to our area after completing their training to provide health care services to the community in which they were raised.”

St. Luke’s Miners Awards Scholarships to Area Students

Fourteen graduating seniors on May 17, 2016 accepted scholarships for $1,000 each from St. Luke’s Miners’ Board of Trustees and Medical Staff with the hope that once they become health care professionals they will return to care for the people in their home communities.

The scholarships were announced by the distinguished members of the St. Luke’s Miners Campus administration and medical staff including President Moyer, Maureen Donovan, Chairman of St. Luke’s Miners Board of Trustees, James D. Bohri, MD, Radiologist and President of Medical Staff, and Mark Kender, MD, Vice Chairman of St. Luke’s Miners Board of Trustees

Of the 14 annual scholarships, seven are awarded by the Board of Trustees (BOT) and seven from the Medical Staff (MS). Recipients include:

Jim Thorpe High Schoo

  • Ava Lowen, Susquehanna University, BOT
  • Kayla Sompel, Bloomsburg University, MS

Lehighton High School

  • Joshua Knappenberger, Temple University, BOT
  • Tanner Zwetolitz, Temple University, MS

Marian Catholic High School

  • Molly Carnish, DeSales University, BOT
  • Emma Macaluso, University of Tampa, MS

Mahanoy Area High School

  • Desiree Malacusky, Lock Haven University, BOT
  • Madison Ansbach, Pennsylvania State University, MS

Panther Valley High School

  • Jordan Reis, Pennsylvania State University, BOT
  • Kelsey Van Horn, Temple University, MS

Tamaqua Area High School

  • Julia Shellhamer, Wilkes University, BOT
  • Alexis Baddick, Misericordia University, MS

Weatherly Area High School

  • Muskan Khatiwala, Pennsylvania State University, BOT
  • Ashley Nunez, Old Westbury College, MS

About St. Luke’s

St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated, nationally recognized network providing services at six hospitals and more than 200 sites, primarily in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County, New Jersey.

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