2012 Scholarship Recipients

Staci Swan, RN

Staci Swan, RN

Empowering Vietnamese Nurses Staci Swan, RN just returned from Vietnam after traveling with the organization Good Samaritan Medical Dental Ministry.  The organization as a whole does mission work in rural Vietnam, but this particular aspect of their mission is to promote emergency medicine in Vietnam and helping the medical community develop this as a true specialty. Staci taught [...]

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Robin Phillips, RN

Robin Phillips, RN

“Yo tengo un Amigo que me Ama” “In my lifetime I have experienced few days that I recall as life changing. Monday, March 19, 2012 was a day I will always remember and be forever grateful. The day, location, and mission affected me profoundly and are permanently engraved on my heart. I was a member [...]

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Rob Swan, RN

Rob Swan, RN

Different Experiences, but Still Equal Rob Swan, RN returned from his volunteer trip to Hue, Vietnam with Good Samaritan Medical Dental.  Rob helped teach a multi-module trauma and emergency medicine course to Vietnamese nurses of all specialties who are interested in moving into emergency medicine.  Below is Rob’s account of his experiences while in Vietnam: “We were [...]

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Mary Hogan, RN

Mary Hogan, RN

Mary Hogan graduated with her nursing degree from Wake Technical Community College in 2003. During nursing school she worked as a nurses aide on mother-baby and post partum unit.  After graduation Mary worked on a medical teaching unit, which was a combination Medical, Renal, Urology and Surgical floor. During her 10 years in this department, [...]

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Liza Leukhardt, RN

Liza Leukhardt, RN

Liza Leukhardt decided to become a nurse 20 years ago after caring for her three year old daughter during two years of chemotherapy for childhood leukemia.  Having already worked as a newspaper reporter, elementary school teacher and theater costumer, Liza views nursing more as a ministry than a career.  For the past twenty years she [...]

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Ken Lobe, RN

Ken Lobe, RN

“Stop and Drink the Chai!” This February I had the opportunity to be part of a medical team which was organized by e3 Partners to go to India. We focused on two areas, first Pathankot, Punjab, where we went to smaller villages for out-patient clinics. Second, we had a clinic at a UN High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) [...]

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Jeanie Fry, RN

Jeanie Fry, RN

“I Will Always Go Back to Haiti, a Piece of My Heart is There” “This was my fourth trip to Haiti, and it is always such a culture shock when I come home. When you first get there, it all seems so different, but by about the third day it just becomes your reality. Before [...]

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Emily Sorman, LPN

Emily Sorman, LPN

I graduated from nursing school in my home state of Minnesota in 2009, then worked in Hawaii for a year and a half. I moved to Seattle in 2010, and I now consider it home. I will be applying for LPN to RN programs this summer. I volunteer regularly at my local food bank. I [...]

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Emily Davis, RN

Emily Davis, RN

I have known since I was thirteen that I have wanted to be a nurse.  It’s now been almost 10 years since that dream came true.  After graduating from the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, OH with my BSN, I have spent my entire nursing care in pediatrics but in very different avenues.  [...]

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