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FROM READERS: Nursing students receive Boonslick Kiwanis scholarship

By Deb Shore/Missourian reader
December 18, 2012 | 5:17 p.m. CST
Jo and Wayne Behymer, Paula Fox, Dale Hammond, Jamie Ybarra, Dick and Nan Erickson, and Linda Rawlings

Deb Shore is the 2012-2013 president of the Boonslick Kiwanis club.

Boonslick Kiwanis Wayne Behymer Career Scholarships were presented to Dale Hammond and Jamie Ybarra, students in the Practical Nursing Program at the Columbia Area Career Center on Dec. 12.

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Winners of this scholarship must exhibit an exceptional degree of kindness and compassion toward patients and make satisfactory progress toward completion of the program.

Special guests at the ceremony during the Boonslick Kiwanis meeting included Linda Rawlings, Director of the Columbia Area Career Center, Paula Fox, Coordinator of the Practical Nursing Program, and Dick and Nan Erickson. The Ericksons, Jo Behymer, and Boonslick Kiwanis fund the annual scholarship first awarded in 2010.

The Boonslick Kiwanis club presents this annual scholarship, which was started because of member Wayne Behymer's longstanding interest in helping students complete their education. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving student in the Practical Nursing program at the Career Center. This year, with additional financial support from the club, Behymers and Ericksons, two students were each awarded a $600 scholarship.

This story is part of a section of the Missourian called From Readers, which is dedicated to your voices and your stories. We hope you'll consider sharing. Here's how. Supervising editor is Joy Mayer.