Gaye Ross schol­ar­ship pre­sented to area nurs­ing stu­dent

The Drumheller Mail - - MAIL WORKS! - Kyle Smylie The Drumheller Mail

An area nurs­ing stu­dent re­ceived the Gaye Ross Me­mo­rial Schol­ar­ship this week­end, and she plans to re­turn to the val­ley to work in health care af­ter she earns her de­gree.

Shae Lane, who grew up in Strath­more but lives with fam­ily at a Hussar farm in the sum­mer, re­ceived the $1,500 bur­sary at the Drumheller Health Cen­tre on Satur­day, Novem­ber 3. She cur­rently stud­ies at the Univer­sity of Cal­gary in the fac­ulty of nurs­ing.

“I’m lov­ing the in­de­pen­dence and I’m look­ing for­ward to be­ing a regis­tered nurse. I worked in Drumheller as an un­der­grad and I’m hop­ing to work in the emer­gency room,” Lane said. “My ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing in a ru­ral hos­pi­tal this sum­mer had me fall in love with it.”

Drumheller Health Foun­da­tion chair Doug Stanger says Lane came to the top of the se­lec­tion process “quite eas­ily.”

“She did write a good es­say and I liked her ru­ral in­volve­ment and we were im­pressed with her in­ter­est to come back and work in the area. It fits our goals as an or­ga­ni­za­tion to sup­port our hos­pi­tal and com­mu­nity,” Stanger said.

The schol­ar­ship is pre­sented an­nu­ally in me­mory of Gaye Ross, a nurse at the for­mer Drumheller Hos­pi­tal who, among other things, in­tro­duced the Marigold Li­brary Sys­tem to the pub­lic li­brary, served as a city al­der­man for two terms, and who was thor­oughly ded­i­cated to im­prov­ing her com­mu­nity.

The schol­ar­ship is pre­sented to health care stu­dents and ap­pli­cants are cho­sen in Septem­ber an­nu­ally.

mailphoto by Kyle Smylie

Linda Ames and Doug Stanger of the Drumheller Health Foun­da­tion pre­sented the schol­ar­ship to Shae Lane this week­end.

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