Neighbors News: Bartlett nurses earn awards, local graduates university, student earns place on dean’s list and athlete receives volleyball award

Two Bartlett nurses received awards at the ceremony in November

Nurses earn March of Dimes awards

Two of Bartlett Regional Hospital’s newest nurses received recognition at the state March of Dimes Nurse of the Year awards in Anchorage in November.

Registered nurses Sarah Roemeling and Claire Geldhof both received awards and a total of 11 Bartlett nurses were nominated.

Roemeling was given the Women’s Health award and Geldhof the Case Management and Managed Care award.

“I am the nurse that I am because of the people who taught me,” Roemeling said in a press release. “I feel really lucky to support women in their role as they become mothers and learn what their bodies are capable of.”

Bartlett Chief Nursing Officer Rose Lawhorne said in a statement both women had shown high degrees of professionalism and dedication to their roles.

“I accept this award on behalf of our amazing team, and the collaboration between our hospital, community, and state,” Geldhof said in the release. “Nursing inspires and motivates me to help people, and for that I am grateful.”

At total of 18 nurses were given awards from a pool of 200 nominations. This was the 15th year of the annual event.

Juneau student earns volleyball award at Randolph-Macon Academy

Margaret Acquaah of Juneau, a senior at Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, Virginia, has been recognized for her outstanding performance in varsity volleyball, receiving the team’s Most Improved Award.

Maggie is the daughter of Terry-Ann and Devon Francis of Juneau.

Juneau student named to dean’s list at Nazareth College

Jonathan Scudder of Juneau has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester.

Qualifying students achieve and maintain grade-point average of at least 3.5 or above, and they must complete 12 credit hours of graded work that semester.

Juneau student earns degree from Southeastern Louisiana University

Abigayle M. Brennan of Juneau earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

Southeastern Louisiana University conferred degrees to 1,062 graduates, including Brennan, Saturday, Dec. 14.

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