Ascension Borgess Allegan Foundation Awards Fall 2015 Scholarships

Employee Scholarship Recipients: Lynsie Bradley, Anita Gonzalez and Robert Guise.
Employee Scholarship Recipients: Lynsie Bradley, Anita Gonzalez and Robert Guise. [Not pictured Jessica Miller.]
The Ascension Borgess Allegan Foundation recently awarded its fall educational scholarships to Allegan Healthcare Group employees and their children in support of training and higher education studies in health care.

“Providing scholarships to encourage those who seek to increase their knowledge and skills to serve others in health care is one of the most rewarding things we are able to do through the Ascension Borgess Allegan Foundation,” said William Hammer, chair of the Ascension Borgess Allegan Foundation Board of Directors.

Allegan Healthcare Group team members who received scholarships were: Lynsie Bradley (Dorr), Acute Care; Anita Gonzalez (Shelbyville), Laboratory; Robert Guise (Kalamazoo), Radiology; and Jessica Miller (Plainwell), Cancer Care and Infusion Center.

Children of employees who received scholarship awards were Cody Brainard (Burnips) and Amanda Cole (Allegan). Cody is pursuing his Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Grand Valley State University and Amanda is attending Hope College pursuing her Bachelors of Science in Nursing.

These scholarship recipients were honored at a ceremony on Wednesday, December 15 at Ascension Borgess Allegan Hospital in front of their peers, family members, and board members who attended to wish them well as they begin or continue their studies to gain further healthcare skills and knowledge to serve others. The Ascension Borgess Allegan Foundation awards scholarships twice yearly. Awards to high school students are presented each spring. The scholarship fund is made up of the Schuyler Mellen Education Endowment Fund, Marie Hall Nursing Scholarship Fund, Debra Rae Daniels Memorial Scholarship Fund, Chester Oisten Scholarship Fund, Robert Hayes Family Scholarship Fund, and a general fund maintained by the Ascension Borgess Allegan Foundation. The Foundation’s scholarship awards are an important part of the organization’s mission to “invest in the health of our community.”

The Ascension Borgess Allegan Foundation invites and accepts financial gifts to help further the mission of Ascension Borgess Allegan Hospital, and to support selected health-related projects in the community. It is a resource for people interested in “investing in the health of our community.” In addition to scholarship programs, the Foundation supports new health care programs and facilities, helps purchase clinical equipment, and sponsors wellness initiatives. For more information about the AGH Foundation, visit

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