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Zach Newell Scholarship Awarded

Stephens Memorial Hospital Vice President for Community Relations and Development, Barbara Allen, announced a scholarship from the Zach Newell Scholarship Fund was awarded today to Melissa Adams to help advance her educational efforts from an Advanced EMT to a Paramedic.

The Zach Newell Scholarship was established by Stanley and Mary Jane Newell in memory of their son, Zach who aspired to become an EMT.  Robert Hand, Director of PACE shared, “Becoming a Paramedic can be very rewarding, but it is a long road.  It takes a lot of time and college can be very expensive.  It requires dedication, a lot of travel to clinical education sites, and many missed hours with your family.  Luckily we have the Newell Family to help up and comers in EMS, like Melissa, on that path to a Paramedic career.  With their help, Melissa will be here to help serve the community in their time of need.”

Melissa has been employed by PACE since 2013 and is currently an Advanced-EMT. Melissa is enrolled in a paramedic program which requires classroom training, additional hours of clinical experience in the hospital and on an ambulance with a paramedic.  Melissa expressed her appreciation, “I'd like to thank the Newell family for making this scholarship available.  This is something that I will be able to use for the rest of my life.  This scholarship is greatly appreciated.”

Mrs. Newell shared, “We are very happy to present this scholarship to Melissa.  This is what Zach would have wanted.” The Zach Newell Scholarship provides scholarship assistance for PACE EMT’s at Stephens Memorial Hospital to further their training.

If you are interested in contributing to The Zach Newell Scholarship fund please contact the development office at 744-6049. 

 Photo Caption: Robert Hand and Mary Jane Newell present Melissa Adams the Zach Newell Scholarship Award.

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