ACH Auxiliary Awards Scholarships
Alliance, OH – The Alliance Community Hospital Auxiliary recently awarded three area seniors the Dr. James J. Thomas Scholarship. This $1,500 scholarship is awarded annually to three recipients who are interested in entering the medical field.
The 2014 winners include Kristen Gobley of Alliance, Joshua Paulo-Reyes of St. Thomas Aquinas and Alexandrea Garrett of West Branch.
The Auxiliary Scholarship fund was created in 1987 to provide financial assistance to students entering the healthcare field. The fund was named for the late Dr. James J. Thomas, who was a retired hospital anesthesiologist who upon retirement became a hospital volunteer. His generous donation funded the beginning of the scholarship fund and has been added to over the years by fundraising done by the Auxiliary. The 2014 scholarship committee consisted of chairperson Mary Lou Williams, Eleanor Carver, Lois Thompson, and Nancy Freconna.
The Alliance Community Hospital Auxiliary was founded in 1933. The purpose of the ACH Auxiliary is to promote, advance, and improve the welfare of Alliance Community Hospital which is done by hosting fundraisers and events throughout the year to benefit the Hospital.
Photo: Alliance Community Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship recipient Kristen Gobley, center, is surrounded by scholarship chairperson Mary Lou Williams, left, and co-chairperson Eleanor Carver.