Jessica Thomassen (left) and Shelby Myers (right) have been selected as the West Holt Medical Services Foundation scholarship winners for the fall 2015 term.
Thomassen is currently working at West Holt Medical Services as a Registered Nurse. She is furthering her education at the University of Phoenix by pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing through their online courses.
Thomassen obtained her nursing degree from Bryan College of Health Sciences in 2004.
Thomassen said, “My career goal is to continue practicing as a Registered Nurse at West Holt Medical Services and become an educator in the future. I was blessed to have been raised in a rural community and I am fortunate to be able to extend my skills and knowledge back to this community.”
Myers is a 2011 graduate of Stuart High School and 2015 graduate from Wayne State College where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences/Biology, with a focus on Pre-Occupational Therapy.
In July 2015, Myers began pursuing an Occupational Therapy Doctorate degree at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion. After graduation in May of 2018, she hopes to return to a rural community near her hometown to begin practicing occupational therapy.
Myers said, “I would love to return to West Holt Medical Services, where my love of the profession grew while job shadowing and interning.”
The next deadline for the scholarship application submission is April 15. Anyone interested in receiving further information about the scholarship program, go to www.westholtmed.org or call the Foundation office at 402-925-1956.