Jess Parrish Medical Foundation awarded $18,000 in scholarships to 26 high
school and college students for the 2015–2016 school year. For over
20 years, JPMF has invested in the future by awarding medical scholarships
to residents in North Brevard County who are pursuing careers that one
day will provide healing care to our community.
This year’s scholarship winners were: Anna Bahr, Angel Hepburn, Kiersten
Rosa, Kari Shaver and Max Williams – Astronaut High School; Jasmine
Corriveau – Ave Maria University; Emily Catizone – Florida
Gulf Coast University; Elena Simonsen – Florida State University;
Lindsey Hartt – Space Coast Jr./Sr. High School; Megan Akimenko,
Dylan Beitel, Kyle Eckhoff, Lynette Gonzalez, Minh-Chau Le, Jared McCain,
Kyle Sellers, Ziying Zhang and Ziyan Zhang – Titusville High School;
Amanda Cox and Kaley Galbreath – University of Central Florida;
and Nicholas Andrews, Austin Folger, Alisa Mendez, Alexandra Parrish,
Haley Symsyn-Schlemmer and Taylor Symsyn-Schlemmer – University
Bill Terry, Scholarship Committee chair, has been volunteering at Parrish
Medical Center for over 20 years and has helped PMC provide healing experiences
for families and our community. By donating more than 29,000 hours of
volunteer service and participating on the JPMF Board of Directors since
2007, Terry is working with PMC to improve, transform, and save lives.
“The scholarship committee takes their task of evaluating the applicants
very seriously. It is with great pleasure we are able to award these scholarships
to such deserving students. I’d also like to say a special thank
you to Terry and Barbara Terhune for making a sponsorship of $1,000 towards
the scholarship fund so more students could be awarded,” said Terry.
Other committee members are Santi Bulnes, Dot Hudson, Terry Lee, Patricia
Manning, Ed.D., Bill McCarthy, Roger Miller, Ron Norris, Howard Rinker,
DDS, Philip Simpson and Barbara Terhune.
“When we partner together and invest in programs that support future
generations of healthcare professionals, the entire community benefits.
I want to thank the committee, applicants and JPMF for investing in a
brighter future,” said Terry.