Two receive nursing scholarships
Two local nursing students received the Ann P. Henrich Memorial Scholarship on Friday July 27 at a luncheon hosted by the Henrich family at Scovill’s restaurant in Dansville .
Both recipients received a $2,000 scholarship established by Norm and Matt Henrich. The scholarship was established to honor the memory of Ann by helping to support the final year of study in a pre-licensure program for a nursing student from Steuben, Livingston, or Allegany County.
Ann Henrich was committed to excellence in nursing. Prior to her retirement, Ann was employed by Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville for many years as the In-service Director, Director of Nursing and Vice President for Patient Care Services. In addition, Ann volunteered for several organizations. Ann started her nursing career after receiving a diploma in Nursing from the Jamison School of Nursing in Pennsylvania.
She continued her education earning a Bachelor’s degree from Empire College and a Master’s Degree in Community Service Administration at Alfred University. Ann used her talents and skill to improve the health and care of patients and families in the Noyes Hospital service area through her roles as a Nursing Supervisor, Nursing Educator and Nursing Administrator. She is fondly remembered for her skills in teaching and mentoring nurses, leading and counseling.
Both Bethany Rawleigh and Emily Rapchick-Weidman are entering their senior year at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester NY. Bethany Rawleigh is originally from Painted Post New York and has been very active on campus and in the community. She serves as a tutor, student ambassador and recently participated in a mission trip to Costa Rica.
Bethany holds a 3.9 GPA. In her application for the scholarship, Bethany expresses her desire to work with medically underserved populations and hopes to pursue a future in leadership and education. Emily Rapchick-Weidman is from Dansville and also holds a 3.9 GPA.
Emily serves the community through volunteer organizations such as the Red Cross and the Sparta Center United Methodist Church. Emily hopes to pursue a doctoral degree and work as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Both recipients were selected for the scholarship because they exhibit potential for nursing excellence in leadership, scholarship and education; all characteristics embodied by Ann Henrich.
Ann’s son, Matt Henrich states, “My mother was always encouraging nurses to continue their education and we are pleased to have this opportunity to honor her memory through this scholarship program. She would be proud to have both students receive this award.”
This award is possible through the donations of the Henrich family and others. The scholarship fund recently received a matching gift from the Bank of America, where Matt Henrich works as Risk Executive. Those wishing to contribute to the Scholarship Fund can make a tax deductable donation payable to the Foundation of Noyes Health System indicating the gift is for the Ann P Henrich RN Memorial Scholarship.