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Monday, November 07, 2011

Seton Health Foundation Awards Scholarships to Five Nurses

TROY, N.Y.On Friday, October 28, 2011 Seton Health Foundation presented five associates with scholarships ranging from $250-$3,000 to assist with education costs. The scholarship funds were made possible by generous donations in memory of Margaret Holohan, Mary Ann Phelan and Tina Yaksta, associates who worked at Seton Health. The Pauline Fink Fellowship was established through a bequest made to St. Mary’s Hospital.

Tracy Fazzone, RN, Nurse Manager for the 5th Floor Diabetes/Oncology unit, received the Pauline Fink Fellowship and the Tina Yaksta Scholarship. Tracy has worked with Seton Health since 1999 and is working toward her B.S.N. degree at American Sentinel University.

Norman Shanks, RN, Emergency Department Day Charge Nurse, joined Seton Health in 2004. He received the Pauline Fink Fellowship and the Margaret Holohan Scholarship. He is attending Chamberlain University for his B.S.N.

Karen O’Donnell-Fountain, RN, Staff Nurse in the Emergency Department, has been with Seton Health since 2008. She received the Pauline Fink Fellowship which will assist her with her education at SUNY Institute of Technology.

Karen Volks, Staffing Coordinator for Nursing Administration, received the Mary Ann Phelan Scholarship. She has been a Seton associate since 2008 and is enrolled at Hudson Valley Community College to pursue her nursing degree.

Kay Adams, NA, 6th Floor Orthopedic/Stroke unit, received the Mary Anne Phelan Scholarship and is attending Adirondack Community College to become a registered nurse.

The Seton Health Foundation is a 501C3 not-for-profit corporation established in 1981 to encourage and promote charitable giving and to raise, manage, and disburse funds to support Seton Health / St. Mary’s Hospital and its healing ministry. All gifts to Seton Health are received through the Foundation.

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