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Future nurses receive boost from hospital scholarships

Danielle Dobe, left, of Crown Point, and Tana Ryken, right, of Wheatfield recently were chosen recipients of $1,000 Health Care Provider scholarships awarded by the Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point Medical Executive Committee, represented by Stephanos Rizos, MD, committee president, at a recent meeting of the group

CROWN POINT  Danielle Dobe, of Crown Point, and Tana Ryken, of Wheatfield were chosen recipients of this year's $1,000 Health Care Provider scholarships awarded by the Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point Medical Executive Committee. Dobe is enrolled at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne and plans to follow in the footsteps of her mother, Denise, a nurse at Franciscan St. Anthony Health. She hopes to become a pediatric nurse. “I enjoy taking care of people and work in child care at the Southlake YMCA in Crown Point. I love being around children,” she said. Ryken is a student at Purdue University in West Lafayette and like her mother, Patti, also employed at Franciscan St. Anthony Health, plans a nursing career. “I always have enjoyed helping people and feel useful interacting with people,” Ryken said. Scholarship applicants provide their grade point averages, Standardized Achievement Test scores, a list of extracurricular activities and work history to the executive committee and answer a series of questions concerning their career paths. They also are asked to list events in their lives that have shaped their decisions and why they deserve the scholarship.

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