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Clinicians Receive Scholarships to Advance Their Education
ALTOONA, Pa., July 10, 2017 - Seven clinicians at UPMC Altoona are recipients of $14,000 in scholarship money to advance their medical education.
The UPMC Altoona Foundation awarded $2,000 in scholarships to each of following employee-recipients: Katherine Ford, R.N., B.S.N., C.C.R.N., of Altoona; Misti Ickes, R.N., B.S.N., of Schellsburg; Tracy Kephart, R.N., B.S.N., of Philipsburg; Nicholas Krajacic, R.N., of Williamsburg; Gabriel Peight, R.N., of Osterburg; Phyllis Resch, nursing assistant, of Gallitzin; Steven Rusnak, medical assistant, of Altoona.
PHOTO: (seated, from left) Misti Ickes, R.N., B.S.N., Schellsburg; Gabriel Peight, R.N., Osterburg; and Tracy Kephart, R.N., B.S.N., of Philipsburg; (standing, from left): Nicholas Krajacic, R.N., of Williamsburg; Tim Balconi, president, UPMC Altoona Foundation; Steven Rusnak, M.A. of Altoona; Katherine Ford, R.N., B.S.N., C.C.R.N., of Altoona; Chris Rickens, B.S.N., M.S., Senior Vice President of Nursing/Chief Nursing Officer, UPMC Altoona; and Phyllis Resch, nursing assistant, of Gallitzin.
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