RGH Auxiliary Awards Scholarships to Four Local Students

Jun 27, 2011 -  MANCHESTER, CONNECTICUT – The Rockville General Hospital Auxiliary awarded four outstanding seniors with the Mercedes Hawley Scholarship for 2011. Each recipient was presented with a $1,500 scholarship toward their degrees in a healthcare-related field. This year’s recipients are:

Iris Foley, a recent graduate of Rockville High School, will be attending the University of Connecticut to become a registered nurse.

Kevin Broems, a recent graduate of Enrico Fermi High School, will continue his education in molecular biology at the University of Connecticut.

Michelle Comella, a volunteer at Woodlake at Tolland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, plans to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.

Ashley Sojka, a volunteer at Rockville General Hospital, will attend the American International College in Springfield, Mass. to become a nurse.

The Mercedes Hawley Scholarship was named after a very active member of the RGH Auxiliary, who was killed in an automobile accident. Mercedes Hawley was a former President of the Auxiliary and Scholarship Chairperson.

RGH Auxiliary Scholarship recipients Iris Foley, Kevin Broems, and Michelle Comella. Ashley Sojka is missing from the photograph.

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