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Scholarship Winners

2018 | View 2018 Press Release

  • Tasha Alvarez Garnica, Director of Nursing at Kansas Christian Home in Newton is working toward her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Oklahoma Wesleyan University
  • Dayna Babler, Human Resources Associate with Brewster Place in Topeka is seeking a Bachelor’s Degree in Management with an emphasis in Human Resources through Fort Hays State University
  • Ashley Baker, Co-Director of Nursing at Brewster Place in Topeka is working toward her Adult Care Home Administrator’s License through KACE
  • Mary Chipley, Director of Nursing at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin is working toward a Board Certification in Gerontological Nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Malayia Decker, Director of Mission and Spiritual Care at Via Christi Village Georgetown in Wichita is seeking a Master of Divinity degree through Regent University
  • Sonja Hammer, MDS Coordinator at Presbyterian Manor in Sterling is working toward receiving a Resident Assessment Coordinator–Certified Program credential from AANAC
  • Jenna Lehrman, Director of Nursing at Pine Village in Moundridge is working toward a Board Certification in Gerontological Nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Evelyn Morales, CNA at the Presbyterian Manor in Lawrence is seeking a Certified Medication Aide (CMA) credential through Johnson County Community College
  • Megan Schmidt, Dietary Aide and Cook at Wheatstate Manor in Whitewater is seeking a Certified Dietary Manager credential through the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals
  • Candy Silbaugh, CNA at Wheatstate Manor in Whitewater is seeking a Certified Mediation Aide (CMA) credential through Bethel House
  • Branda Tilley, CNA/CMA at Lone Tree Retirement Center in Meade is working toward her Associate Degree in Nursing from Seward County Community College
  • Amy Wedel, Senior Living Advisor at Schowalter Villa in Hesston is receiving the Bob Bethel Memorial Scholarship to become a Licensed Adult Care Home Administrator through KACE

2017 | View 2017 Press Release

  • Dayna Babler, Brewster Place, Topeka 
  • Taylor Beery, Prairie Mission Retirement Village, St. Paul
  • Desiree Chavez, Tallgrass Creek, Overland Park
  • Jessica Kootz, Good Samaritan Society, Ellsworth  
  • Paula Miller, Pleasant View Home, Inman
  • Carrie Padgett, Lone Tree Retirement Center, Meade
  • Angela Panek, KMH, Wichita


  • Skylar Hanson, Bethany Home Assisted Living, Lindsborg
  • Larry Nichols, Bethany Home Association, Lindsborg
  • Laura Petersburg, Wichita Presbyterian Manor, Wichita
  • Jeff Ritcha, Schowalter Villa, Hesston
  • Taylor Rodriguez, Good Samaritan Society, Ellsworth
  • Priscilla Salinas, Villa St. Francis, Olathe
  • Robert Scott, Parkside Homes, Hillsboro


  • Jesse Cano-Casas, Villa St. Francis, Olathe
  • Danielle Craig, Via Christi Village, Hays
  • Kambra Dearden, Park Lane Nursing Home, Scott City
  • Elizabeth (Beth) Green, Kansas Christian Home, Newton
  • Amanda Hawkins, Midland Care, Topeka
  • Carrie Herman, Asbury Park, Newton
  • Libby Hollingshead, Bethany Home, Lindsborg
  • Amanda Leal, The Shepherds Center, Cimarron
  • Angela Murphy, Howard Twilight Manor, Howard
  • Addy Pattee, Aldersgate Village, Topeka
  • Krista Richert, Salem Home, Hillsboro
  • Niki Schmitz, Wheatlands Health Care Center, Kingman
  • Jon Van Veldhuizen, Sterling Presbyterian Manor, Sterling


  • Andrew Green, Via Christi Village, Manhattan
  • Tifany Hampton, Catholic Care Center, Bel Aire
  • Ruth James, Moundridge Manor, Moundridge
  • Deshanna Jones, Via Christi Village, Pittsburg
  • Mollie Kearney, Midland Care, Topeka
  • Andrea Locke, Good Samaritan Society, Olathe
  • Angelia Nott Buse, Midland Care, Topeka
  • Valerie Peterson, Republic County Hospital, Belleville
  • Susan Schwinn, Aldersgate Village, Topeka
  • Julia Starwalt, Linn Community Nursing Home, Linn
  • Jennifer Talbert, The Legacy at Parkview, Ulysses
  • Katherine Reith, Linn Community Nursing Home, Linn


  • Michelle Cathey, Meals on Wheels of Shawnee and Jefferson Counties, Inc., Topeka
  • Abby Davenport, Cedar Lake Village, Olathe
  • Erin Fenner, Sheridan County Health Complex, Hoxie
  • Katherine Hauck, Parkside Homes in Hillsboro
  • Kimberly Jill Litton, Wheat State Manor, Whitewater
  • Kenneth Andres Martinez, Prairie Mission Retirement Village, St. Paul
  • Teresa McComb, Logan Manor Community Health Services, Logan


  • Heather Germann, Clay Center Presbyterian Manor, Clay Center
  • Judy Miller, Pleasant View Home, Inman
  • Vonda Peterson, Salina Presbyterian Manor, Salina