Weik Scholarships Awarded
Cornwall Manor’s Ralph L. Weik Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to Cornwall Manor employees and their families, awarded three scholarships during a reception held on August 4.
The Weik Scholarship Fund was established in 1991 and honors the memory of Ralph L. Weik, a dedicated maintenance employee with 27 years of service. Cornwall Manor residents who are retired educators comprise the selection committee that reviews scholarship applications and selects the recipients annually.
The scholarship recipients are:
Julia Sell began as a Nursing Assistant Trainee in 2019 and continues as one of our valued Nursing Assistants. She is from Lancaster and will be attending James Madison University, Virginia, as a junior this year. She is working toward her degree in Health Sciences.
Kristie Poiron started as a Nursing Assistant Trainee in 2007 and continued as a Nursing Assistant until 2012. She was a Medical Records Clerk from 2012-2015 and became our Front Desk Manager in 2015. Kristie lives in Myerstown and has two daughters. She is attending Harrisburg Area Community College to pursue her business degree.
Jocelyn Shaffer has been our Health Center Activity Supervisor and Compliance Officer since 2018. Jocelyn has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Brigham Young University in Recreation Management and Youth Leadership with an Emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation. She is a current Member of the Lancaster Activity Director Association and has recently renewed her Certified Nursing Assistant certification. Jocelyn will be pursuing her Associates in Nursing RN degree from Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences beginning this fall. She lives in Elizabethtown with her two daughters
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Scholarship Fund and each recipient was awarded a $3,500 scholarship. The Weik Scholarship Fund has provided over 120 scholarships for Cornwall Manor employees or their spouses and dependents to assist them with post-secondary education.
Employees and residents participate in annual fund raisers to help build this fund. Thanks to the gifts from residents and employees, the Scholarship Fund contains over $164,000.