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Thursday, June 11, 2009

College-bound students get financial boost from St. Francis Auxiliary

INDIANAPOLIS – Five area college-bound students have been named recipients of scholarships awarded by the St. Francis Auxiliary.

They were awarded $1,000 scholarships each based on their academic performances, community service and their volunteer commitment at St. Francis’ hospitals at Indianapolis, Beech Grove and Mooresville. The recipients are:

Matthew Minnis, 18, a graduate of Franklin Central High School. He plans to attend Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis with studies focused in the medical field. He has volunteered 230 hours at St. Francis.

Margaret Parkinson, 18, a graduate of Roncalli High School, who will attend IU with the goal of becoming a pathologist or medical technologist. She has more than 130 hours in volunteer service.

Katherine Kelley, 18, a graduate of Roncalli High School. Kelley, who has worked more than 108 hours as a volunteer, plans to earn an undergraduate degree in nursing.

Amber Campbell, 18, has been accepted at IUPUI and aspires to pursue a career in childhood development. He’s a graduate of Mooresville High School and has volunteered 55 hours as a volunteer at St. Francis Hospital-Mooresville.

Robert Whyte, 18, is a graduate of Mooresville High School and has volunteered 63 hours at St. Francis Hospital-Mooresville. He has been accepted at IUPUI, where he will study criminal justice.

“We are proud of these students and what they have accomplished,” said Gene Caviston of the St. Francis Auxiliary, “and we wish them the best as they pursue higher education and their career goals.”

The auxiliary is a component of the St. Francis Healthcare Foundation. It helps the foundation to advance its mission of caring for terminally ill patients, assuring spiritual care and crisis support for patients and employees and providing professional development for employees and create a healthier community.

Auxiliary members also serve as volunteers in a variety of areas at St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers.

To learn more about the St. Francis Healthcare Foundation, go to