Five Palm Beach Atlantic University nursing students received scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year from the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation.
Johanne Alexandre, Lauren Goodman, Brennen Hoffacker, Lindsay Millner and Taylor Rohweller were chosen for the awards. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 grade point average.
|Richard Cosnotti, president of the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation (far left) joins Jupiter Medical Center CEO John Couris (far right) in congratulating three of the five recipients of the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation Scholarship. The students are Johanne Alexandre (second from left), Brennen Hoffacker and Lauren Goodman.|
The awards include a provision allowing the student to work at Jupiter Medical Center for two years upon graduation. The scholarship recipients all are current PBA students who attended high schools in Palm Beach County.
- Alexandre is a senior and she hopes to work in a trauma or intensive care unit after graduation. Her future plans include attending graduate school to become a nurse practitioner and obtaining a doctorate degree in nursing. She is a chaplain for the Nursing Student Association/Nursing Christian Fellowship, a student representative on the nursing faculty curriculum committee, a nursery worker at First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach and a volunteer for the American Lung Association. Alexandre is a 1998 graduate of Atlantic Community High School, and she previously earned a bachelor's degree in biology/premed. She lives in suburban Lake Worth.
- Goodman is a junior who hopes to work in an assisted living or hospital setting after graduation. After gaining work experience, she plans to obtain a master's degree in nursing and also become a certified registered nurse anesthetist. She is a 2004 graduate of Boynton Beach Community High School, and she has a bachelor's degree in exercise science. She lives in Boynton Beach.
- Hoffacker is a junior who has spent his entire adult life saving lives as a firefighter, EMT and paramedic. He graduated from Lake Worth Community High School in 2001 and enlisted in the Marines as a firefighter. He later worked in Virginia and Florida as a first responder, and he now works as a paramedic with Medics Ambulance. He lives in West Palm Beach.
- Millner is a senior with an interest both in nursing and oncology. The Boynton Beach resident is a 2004 graduate of Spanish River Community High School, and she earned associate of arts degree from Palm Beach State College in 2008. She previously attended the University of Central Florida.
- Rohweller is a senior who hopes to become a surgical nurse. She is a 2007 graduate of Jupiter Community High School and was part of the school's medical academy. She also worked for two years in a local urologist's office during high school. Her goal is to become a nurse practitioner. She lives in Tequesta.