Lampe to host awards
The Lampe Foundation will have two noteworthy “first-evers” at their annual awards evening on Thursday, May 23rd at Hotel Le Président at 20:00. The first Lampe-Tillotson Physician’s Award will be awarded to Hatley native Cheryl Brus Peterson, a first year medical student at UdeS. The award is $5000 and is renewable for four years, a total of $20,000. Dr. Pierre Cossette, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UdeS will present the Physician’s award.
Second, four awards in Rehabilitation Therapy will be given. Two are from Lampe and two are from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of UdeS. The presenter is Dr. Manon Guay, who won the Lampe Foundation’s Jan and Diana Kuilman Memorial award in 2007. She has a PhD in rehabilitation therapy and is very pleased to be a presenter for Lampe.
It is a significant step and statement from the Lampe Foundation that family medicine and rehabilitation therapy (keeping people in their homes) are important priorities. Thanks to recent partnerships with the Tillotson Coaticook Regional Fund and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at UdeS, Lampe is able to offer these new health sector awards.
On the May 23rd awards evening, several other scholarship and prize presentations will be made to students in vocational training courses, CEGEP studies and university programs.
The Lampe Foundation of CFUW Sherbrooke & District is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational support for students from the Eastern Townships and across Canada. The Foundation offers financial assistance, mentoring and learning opportunities to men and women in all academic levels. Ensuring bilingual health care in our communities is one of our goals. The website is www.lampefoundation.org