Methodist College Celebrates 2019-2020 Scholarship Recipients

Each year the Methodist College community gathers in April to celebrate the accomplishments of students and thank those who support scholarships. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, college officials cancelled the annual scholarship breakfast originally scheduled for April 24, 2020. It is regretful that we will not be able to honor our scholarship recipients in person and acknowledge the many wonderful donors who make these scholarships possible. 

The event may be cancelled this year but we still celebrate our students and donors. Each student selected to receive a scholarship during the 2019-2020 academic year has achieved success in the classroom and community. These students strive to become leaders in careers in healthcare or human services. 

Methodist College Chancellor, Dr. James Dire shares praise for the students, “Congratulations on your academic achievements that have made you eligible for these scholarships. Hard work always leads to great accomplishments and success.  You are living examples of that.  We are proud to have you as students at Methodist College. We will be even more proud to have you as alumni serving the people of Central Illinois and beyond in your chosen professions.”

Scholarships wouldn’t be possible without support from our generous donors. “Thank you for the heart you have invested in the education of future healthcare and human services professionals that Methodist College prepares for our regional workforce.  Without your generosity, many of these students would have difficulty completing their career dreams,” said Dr. Dire.

Thank you to our donors for their continued support of our students. Sponsorships of the 2020 Scholarship Awards Breakfast, which raises funds for scholarships, include CEFCU; Cullinan Properties, Ltd.; River City Construction; Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White, and Frederick, P.C.; University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria; Peoria Public Schools; and Greater Peoria EDC. Through donor support, Methodist College is educating the next generation of healthcare professionals. Scholarship donors help students achieve their dream and complete a degree.

A special thank you to the 2019-2020 Scholarship Committee. This group of dedicated staff and faculty at Methodist College are an important part of the scholarship process. They work hard to award scholarships to students and honor donor wishes. Thank you to Dr. Eileen Setti, Angie Robinson, Corey Campbell, Nathan Eaton, Courtney Gehrig, Margie Getz, Karla Heussner, Gwen Hulls-Fritz, Amy Irwin, Dr. Blanca Miller, Michelle Nielsen Ott, Michelle Peterson, Sara Phillips, Lisa Pitzer, Lisa Pumfrey, Jodie Robinson, Hannah Schulte, Meghan Smith, Liana Veja, Melissa Williams, and Mary Willis.

We congratulate the 2019-2020 academic year scholarship recipients! The following list of scholarship recipients is not a comprehensive list of scholarships awarded. The list includes only those students who gave permission to publish their name and scholarship award. 

Kwadwo Anane
Harry and Julia Leming Memorial Scholarship

Brittany Beck
John Cation Scholarship

Cortney Bell
Harold McAvoy Scholarship
HRSA - SDS Scholarship

Breanna Besimi
Jeanette M Brucker Heinisch Memorial Scholarship

Christina Beyer
Career Pathway Scholarship
General Methodist College Scholarship

Austin Brodine
Bob and Kay Stevenson Scholarship

Amanda Buchanan
Harry and Julia Leming Memorial Scholarship

Dianna Childers
Methodist College BSHS Scholarship

Mariah Chrestenson
General Methodist College Scholarship
Harry and Julia Leming Memorial Scholarship
Helen Waldo Scholarship
HRSA - SDS Scholarship

Arianne Cooper
HRSA - RNPC Scholarship

Sophia Corkill
PNC Endowment Scholarship

David Curry
HRSA - SDS Scholarship

Mari Davis
Mary Jane Dowling Scholarship

Jennifer Dienst
Adlai Dorothy Munday Scholarship
Dr. Robert Adams Scholarship
HRSA - RNPC Scholarship

Jessica Donnelly
Marie Fortino Scholarship

Ann Enyobi
HRSA - SDS Scholarship

Elena Ercolino
Dr. Gustav and Marth Giebelhasuen Scholarship
Emiko Kamasaki Yang Scholarship
HRSA - RNPC Scholarship

Briana Fardel
Student
 Ambassador

Makayla Feith
Harry and Julia Leming Memorial Scholarship
HRSA - SDS Scholarship
HRSA - RNPC Scholarship

Kaylee Fortner
Dr. Robert Adams Scholarship

Kourtney Gaspardo
Hannah Morris Memorial Scholarship

Grace Gerding
Gay and Irene Ford Nursing Scholarship

Samantha Gillham
Adlai Dorothy Munday Scholarship
General Methodist College Scholarship
V. Ann (Bebout) and Arthur L. Jameson Memorial Scholarship
HRSA - RNPC Scholarship

Kendi Graf
HRSA - SDS Scholarship

Megan Griffin
Getz Family Scholarship
James P. Jeschke Memorial Scholarship

Heidi Harrison
Harry and Julia Leming Memorial Scholarship

Lindsay Harrold
Helen Turly Carlton Scholarship

Megan Henderson
Velma Kneer Larson Scholarship

Mechelle Hunt
Janet McLaughlin/Emiko Yang Scholarship
Velma Kneer Larson Scholarship

Ashley Ince
Rosemarie Murdock Memorial Scholarship

Johnna Ingersoll
Helen Turly Carlton Scholarship

Ashley Jones
Helen Turly Carlton Scholarship
PNC Presidential Scholarship
Student Ambassador

Branda Jordan
EDGE Scholarship
Methodist College Freshman Scholarship

Kimberly Knollenberg
JoAnn Landis Semelroth Memorial Scholarship

Alicia Maenza
Dorothy Holmes Brucker Scholarship
HRSA - SDS Scholarship
General Methodist College Scholarship

Mollie McDaniel
Harry and Julia Leming Memorial Scholarship

Breana Million
Harry and Julia Leming Memorial Scholarship

Ifeoma Muonago
Debbie Simon Scholarship
Methodist College Second Degree Scholarship

Omotoke Olasunkanmi
HRSA - SDS Scholarship

Varmos Opoku Nyamekye
Harry and Julia Leming Memorial Scholarship

Jordan  Orsini
PNC Presidential Scholarship

Sierra Osborne
Jeanine Spain Scholarship

Anita Osuji
Emiko Kamasaki Yang Scholarship

Laurinda Paschal-Dodgen
Emiko Kamasaki Yang Scholarship
HRSA - SDS Scholarship

Sommer Rose
Arts & Sciences Scholarship

Kaley Rouse
Debbie Simon Scholarship
HRSA - RNPC Scholarship

Jeffrey Ryan
Ann Landwirth Nickoll Memorial Scholarship

Brianna Sanchez
Gregory D. Stone Nursing Scholarship

Collin Sanders
EDGE Scholarship
Harry and Julia Leming Memorial Scholarship
PNC Presidential Scholarship

Bryan Sego
Gay and Irene Ford Nursing Scholarship

Cobe Slaughter
PNC Presidential Scholarship
HRSA - RNPC Scholarship

Casie Smith
Velma Kneer Larson Scholarship

Joseph Stocksiek
Harry and Julia Leming Memorial Scholarship
Rosemarie Murdock Memorial Scholarship

Allison Swanson
Carol Franklin Scholarship

Ashleah Terrell
Harry and Julia Leming Memorial Scholarship
HRSA - SDS Scholarship

Corinne Wagenknecht
Harry and Julia Leming Memorial Scholarship

Landrea Waller
Harry and Julia Leming Memorial Scholarship
Jackie Adams Memorial Scholarship

HRSA - SDS Scholarship

Stephen Westhafer
Adlai Dorothy Munday Scholarship