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.