Local Grads Awarded Anne L. Card Scholarship From Auxiliary to Windham Hospital
Recent high school graduates Karen Vazquez of Willimantic and Emma Wentworth of Lebanon are the recipients of the 2013 Anne L. Card Memorial Scholarship presented by the Auxiliary to Windham Hospital. Each year, recipients pursuing higher education in the health care field are awarded $1000 each through the scholarship program.
Vasquez who graduated from E.O Smith High School in June will be attending the University of Connecticut studying to become a dietician. Wentworth, a Lyman Memorial graduate, will be attending the University of Texas at Dallas and will study biochemistry with the goal of becoming a physician’s assistant.
The scholarship is named in honor of the late Anne L. Card who was a 50-plus year member of the Auxiliary and a dedicated volunteer at the hospital. To be eligible, students must reside in one of the following towns served by the hospital: Andover,
Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Colchester, Columbia, Coventry, Eastford, Franklin, Hampton, Hebron, Lebanon, Mansfield, Scotland, Sprague, Tolland, Willington, or Windham/Willimantic.
Windham Hospital, founded in 1933, is a non-profit, acute-care community hospital serving 19 eastern Connecticut towns. It has 130 beds, conducts nearly 4,000 surgeries annually, and its emergency department has been ranked among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide for patient satisfaction.