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Published on July 05, 2018

More than $215,000 Awarded in Health Care Scholarships to Area Students

Under the stewardship of the MidMichigan Health Foundation, $215,350 has been awarded to 161 students for the 2018-2019 school year from The Bernard F. and Melissa Anne Bailey Family Fund.

More than $2 million in total has been awarded in scholarship funds by the Bailey Family Fund to assist students as they pursue a career in health care since it began offering scholarships in 2005.

The following individuals have received scholarships for the upcoming school year:

Alpena – Alex Bates, Kelly Bates, Amanda Clewley, Taylor Genschaw, Hayley O’Meara, Amanda Radocy, Ashley Smith

Bay – Collin Crane, Mary Datte, Heather Hern, Gina Krawczak, Hailee Linton, Kaylee Meyers, Rachel Nieman, Madison Offenbecher, Stephanie Piechocki

Clare – Kayla Bicknell, Marsha Claringbold, Renee Doherty, Savanna Duggan, Tiffini Jarstfer, Mary Klenke, Mary Knorp, Kristi Lizyness, Elizabeth Santini, Mallory Silamianos

Gladwin – Caterina Armstrong, Stephanie Bock, Cristy Campbell, Tiffany Curtis, Kamah Ellena, Corie Kehr, Courtney Kelley, Karrie Mungin, Tracy Pannill, Sheri Pawlowski, Trisha Regan, Melissa Rowley, Catherine Salman

Gratiot – Heather Bott, Emily Cross, Taylor Gibson, Michele Graham, Steven Moore, Linda Solomon

Isabella – John Andraka, Ashlee Atkinson, Jennifer Badour, Kelly Bond, Alexis Cherven, Naomi Demski, Emma Eldred, Meagan Fabiano, Deborah Fox, Christopher Gill, Jamie Hall, Ryan Harsh, Jazcinda Jorgensen, Elizabeth Maxon, Jordan Moore, Brent Oldham, Leslie Peterson, Danielle Puckett, Landon Smith, Beth Spiris, Shayla Sullivan, Christopher Thatcher, Erica Vincent, Kassandra Voeks, Kellie Warner, Molly Wonsey

Midland – Helena Atton, Corinne Barnard, Seamus Bartlett, Riley Bell, Ashley Bergman, Carla Bornheimer, Koltt Cassow, Melissa Chambers, Tamra Chambers, Emily Collick, Geneva Crosby, Tasha Decker,  Lindsey DeFrancesco, Jennifer Dubay, John Duly, Jody Fortier, Jessica Gable, Amy Tesolin-Gee, Melissa Golze, Miranda Grimley, Lori Harris, Trisha Hatt, Hannah Heldt, Amanda Hermanns, Henry Higby, Christopher Kaiser, Ann Kaminski, Ryan Kantak, Michael Kennett, Samantha Kinne, Ashley Krebs, Abigail Krompetz, Bailey Ledy, Matthew Longuski, Colleen Markel, Josh Martinski, Tina Mason, Joseph McCumber, Natalie McDonald, Felicia Melchi, Christine Moline, Sarah Naji, Casey Oard, Austyn Otten, Shelby Owens, Lynn Phillips, Andrew Piegols, Garrett Pochert, Danielle Purtell, James Purtell, Michelle Rabidue, Raimee Schertzberg, Anne Seeburger, Janice Semidei, Katelynn Simon, Jessica Starks, Jamie Stevenson, Elizabeth Stokes, Mary Anne Stone, Ryan Stone, Taylor Swinson, Roberta Thrush, Sherry Velasco, William Voss, Kayleigh Watson, Kelsy Weaver, Mackenzie Woodman

Ogemaw – Santina Stanley

Roscommon – Katie Burmester, Emily MacDonald, Tammy MacDonald, Stephen MacDonald, Robert Pacella

Saginaw – Mackenzie Allen, Jessica Fodrocy, Jacob Ghannam, Kevin Gilbert, Stephen Holiahn,  Jennifer LaPorte, Melissa Lee, Molly McKillop, Joseph Pastula, Tyler Reid, Joy Schultz, Catherine Shim, Kyle Sproull, Martin Weaver, Micah Whitehead, Aubrey Vrable, Abigail Zielke

Examples of the health professions being pursued by these students are anesthesia, nursing, medicine, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physician assistant, physical therapy, radiology, respiratory therapy and speech therapy.

The Bernard F. and Melissa Anne Bailey Family Fund was initiated through a $3.3 million bequest left by Bernard Bailey to MidMichigan in 2004. Since Mr. Bailey’s bequest was placed in an endowment, a portion of the income earned from the fund is awarded annually to qualified individuals. More than 1,000 students have benefitted from their legacy gift.

As life-long residents, Bernard and Melissa Anne Bailey’s contributions in business, leadership and philanthropy made a difference in the Midland community for more than 50 years.

According to their nephew William Bailey, “As their long and productive lives became more difficult in later years, their appreciation for those in the medical profession became the focal point of their legacy of giving. It was their sincere desire to recognize the contributions of all caregivers and to help those who have the passion to make caring for others their life’s work.”

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be accepted from Dec. 1, 2018 through March 1, 2019. Those interested in reviewing the eligibility guidelines, including a scholarship application, may visit www.midmichigan.org/bailey, or call (989) 839-3638.

Those interested in additional scholarship opportunities may visit www.midmichigan.org/scholarships.

The MidMichigan Health Foundation supports the patients and families served by MidMichigan Health by raising funds for equipment, services and programs. MidMichigan Health is a non-profit health system headquartered in Midland, Michigan, affiliated with Michigan Medicine, the health care division of the University of Michigan. MidMichigan Health covers a 23-county region with medical centers in Midland, Alpena, Alma, Clare, Gladwin, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch.