Each year, the Mercy Foundation of Lorain County provides funds to underwrite the education of talented students who are pursuing health careers and employees going on medical mission trips.
This year’s recipients were honored at a pre-game ceremony before a Lake Erie Crushers game on Wednesday, July 29.
Emily Edwards and Tyler Norris have been selected to receive The Francis Patterson, MD, Memorial Scholarship that funds students pursuing careers in the healing arts. Emily is attending Cleveland State University with an undergraduate focus in biology and health science. Tyler is enrolled at Cleveland State University with an undergraduate focus in psychology. Tyler is the son of Mercy employee Tamara Norris, who works in Mercy’s Occupational Health Department.
Hannah Miller and Michael Carbone are recipients of The Paul C. Balcom Scholarship that provides grants to qualifying children of part-time and full-time employees of Mercy. Hannah, a Huron High School student, will be attending Cleveland State University where she plans to study biology. She is the daughter of Rhonda Miller, a registered nurse at Mercy. Michael, a St. Ignatius High School student, has been accepted to North Ohio Medical University where he plans to study chemistry. He is the son of Mercy Health Physician Kenneth Carbone, MD.
Yolanda V. Thompson has been named the recipient of The Velma Price Memorial Scholarship, which provides grants to African-American students enrolled in nursing education at any level and/or nurses pursuing certification or credentialing in a health care specialty. A Mercy employee, Yolanda is enrolled in Lorain County Community College and plans to become a registered nurse.
Two long-time Mercy employees are recipients of The Denis A. Radefeld Humanitarian Award that provides paid leave and a stipend for expenses for a mission-based project offering direct care to the poor and underserved. Thomas Hoerrle, a 38-year Mercy employee, is participating in a Mission Possible Medical trip in Haiti. Diana Puls, who has worked at Mercy for 37 years, is traveling to the Philippines for a Real LIFE Foundation medical trip.
Thanks to the foundation’s donors and supporters, these scholarships are available to help Mercy improve the lives of those in and beyond our community.
For more information about the Mercy Foundation of Lorain County or to make a donation to help underwrite a foundation program, go to www.mercyfoundationofloraincounty.org or call 440-960-3545.