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Ralph L. Weik 2022 Scholarships Awarded

Aug. 04, 2022
Pictured left to right are the 2022 Ralph Weik Scholarship Recipients – Jesse Cruise, Jocelyn Shaffer, Arianna Yerger and Lee Stickler, Cornwall Manor President & CEO. Margaret Strunk is not pictured.

Cornwall Manor’s Ralph L. Weik Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to Cornwall Manor employees and their families, awarded four scholarships during a reception held on August 3, 2022.

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:

Jesse Cruise worked during the summers of 2019 and 2020 at Cornwall Manor in the Maintenance Department assisting with summer grounds work. He was rehired in 2021 for the Nurse Aide Training class and is one of our dedicated Nursing Assistants. Jesse received his bachelors of science degree in Pre-Medicine from Penn State University in 2020 and has been accepted as a medical student at Penn State College of Medicine, where he will continue his education this fall. He resides in Lebanon.

Jocelyn Shaffer has been our Health Center Activity Supervisor and Corporate 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 is working towards her Associates of Science in Nursing RN degree from Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. She lives in Elizabethtown with her two daughters.

Arianna Yerger began at Cornwall Manor as a Dining Services Associate in September 2019 and transferred to her current role at the Health Center to work as an Activity Assistant in September 2020, where she remains a valued team member. She lives in Myerstown and will be attending Harrisburg Area Community College for General Studies with future plans to pursue a Bachelor’s in Social Work.

Margaret Strunk began in Cornwall Manor’s Nurse Aide Training program in 2020 and is one of our valued Nursing Assistants. She lives in Lebanon and is attending Lebanon County Career and Technology Center to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

Each scholarship recipient was awarded a $3,000 scholarship. The Weik Scholarship Fund has provided over 124 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 $171,000.