Margie Colcol 2008 bursary winners announced

  • Aug. 4, 2008 7:00 a.m.

Submitted by the Hospital Day Committee–Many individuals have made personal commitments to serve the health needs of our island community. Margie Colcol was one such nurse. She served this community for many years until her premature death from cancer in March 1999. The Margie Colcol bursary is named in her memory.This year, the Hospital Day Committee received 11 excellent applications for the Margie Colcol Bursary from individuals in many different health care related fields of study. The Hospital Day Committee has increased the total monies for this bursary to $4,100 and is pleased to recognize five individuals with two bursaries for $1,000 and three bursaries for $700.Keisha Camp of Masset is entering her fourth year of nursing at the University of Northern British Columbia and has been awarded a $1,000 bursary. Tawn Dingwall of Queen Charlotte has a community rehabilitation diploma from Red Deer College and with an additional year of health studies she has been accepted to the Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Program under the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary. She has been awarded a $1,000 bursary.April Dutheil of Tlell has finished her first year in the health care field at UBC and is pursuing a Nutritional Sciences degree with the future intention of going on to become a physician. April has been awarded a $700 bursary.Eileen Hayles of Masset is completing her certification in the Home Support/Resident Care Attendant program and after working in the field intends to upgrade to become a licensed practical nurse. She has been awarded a $700 bursary.Barbara Williams of Port Clements is completing her certification in the Home Support Resident Care Attendant program and has been posted to the Prince Rupert Hospital to complete her training. Barbara has been awarded a $700 bursary.Thanks to all who applied and congratulations to the successful recipients.