Five employees of the Catholic Charities New Hampshire Healthcare Services were among recent recipients of scholarships through the New Hampshire Long Term Care Foundation (LTCF). These five individuals, along with the other 35 recipients, received their scholarships at the Evening of Celebration & Scholarship Dinner on October 3, at LaBelle Winery in Amherst. In total, recipients received more than $80,000 in scholarship aid.
- Brittney Baldwin is a Licensed Nursing Assistant/Licensed Medication Nursing Assistant at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Jaffrey and has spent eight years working in the long-term care profession. Brittany is enrolled in the RN (Associate) program at Mount Wachusett Community College.
- Stacey Blondeau is a Licensed Nursing Assistant at Mount Carmel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Manchester and has spent ten years working in the long-term care profession. Stacy is enrolled in the LPN program at the Salter School of Nursing.
- Cynthia Djeumen is a Culinary Services Aide at Mount Carmel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Manchester and has spent 2 years in the long-term care profession. Cynthia is enrolled in the Registered Nursing (Associate) program at Manchester Community College.
- Amanda Shepard is a Registered Nurse/Clinical Nurse Manager at the St. Teresa Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Manchester and has spent six years in the long-term care profession. Amanda is enrolled in the BSN program at Southern New Hampshire University.
- David Thompson in a Wellness Nurse in Assisted Living at the Warde Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Windham and has spent 17 years working in the long-term care profession. David is enrolled in the LPN to RN program at Manchester Community College. David was the recipient of the Ted Lee Scholar Award.
To be eligible, an individual must be currently employed at a long-term care facility in New Hampshire and enrolled in an accredited school program that will enhance their skills and abilities to benefit long-term care in New Hampshire. Scholarships were awarded to individuals in such disciplines as therapies, nutrition, activities programming, business, nursing and other fields. Applicants must demonstrate dedication to long-term care, their education, and of course, to the residents under their care.
Awarding scholarships since 1995, it was a competitive year for applications with 88 in total received and forty selected to receive over $80,000 in scholarships.