2013-07-18 / Local & State

FCMC Foundation Scholarships Given To Nine Students

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Olivia Parks Olivia Parks Nine area students, who plan to pursue or are pursuing healthcare careers were awarded scholarships from the Fulton County Medical Center Foundation.

Five high school students from the Class of 2013 included:

Olivia Parks, Southern Huntington, who plans to attend Lock Haven University, specializing in physical therapy.

Sydney Kerlin, Mc- Connellsburg, who plans to attend Shippensburg University, specializing in dentistry.

Andrew Smith, McConnellsburg, who plans to attend Purdue University, specializing in pharmaceutical science.

Macy Crouse, Southern Fulton, who plans to attend Juniata College, specializing in biology/premed .

Paige Sechrist, Forbes Road, who plans to attend Mount Aloysius College, specializing in registered nursing studies.

Four local college students included:

Cindy of Chambers- burg, who is specializing in nursing at Towson University,


Sydney Kerlin Sydney Kerlin Justin Mellott of Needmore, who is specializing in physical therapy at Mount Aloysius College.

Elaina Truax, Needmore, who completed her undergraduate degree in pre-med from Elizabethtown College in May and begins medical school at The Commonwealth Medical College.

Courtney McClure, Mc- Connellsburg, who is specializing in physical therapy and is enrolled in the doctorate program at Slippery Rock University.

“As a member of the foundation’s Scholarship Committee, I am impressed by the body of work these students exhibited during the selection process,” said Loy Garber. “They outlined their goals and are preparing themselves quite well for a career in the healthcare profession.”

“These students will be our healthcare professionals of tomorrow,” said Mike Straley, executive director of the FCMC Foundation. “Several of them have family members in the profession, and some have ties to Fulton County Medical Center. Many have job shadowed here and came away with a sense of wanting to help others. Some said they wanted to return to the area once they completed their studies so they could serve our local community.”


Andrew Smith Andrew Smith “Our goal is to increase the foundation’s Scholarship Fund in an effort to better assist our future healthcare professionals,” said Straley. The foundation awarded $7,250 this year. “This was my first time involved in the selection process. When you look at their credentials and then interview them, they have already done some amazing things.”



Macy Crouse Macy Crouse

Paige Sechrist Paige Sechrist

Cindy Weidman Cindy Weidman

Justin Mellott Justin Mellott

Elaina Truax Elaina Truax

Courtney McClure Courtney McClure

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