Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems Auxiliary Announces 2020 Scholarships

Beloit, KS, August 5, 2020 — The Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems Auxiliary is pleased to announce the recipients of the Auxiliary 2020 Scholarships:

Josie Wilson
University of Kansas Medical Center
Chosen Medical Field: Occupational Therapy

Megan Bates
University of Kansas School of Nursing-Salina
Chosen Medical Field: Nursing

Lindsey Abell
Cloud County Community College
Chosen Medical Field: Nursing

Breanna Schroeder
Kansas State University
Chosen Medical Field: Nutritional Sciences/Pre-Med

Carly Budke
Creighton University
Chosen Medical Field: Occupational Therapy

Conner Mong
Western Governors University
Chosen Medical Field: Information Technology

The 2020 recipients were awarded a one-year scholarship to pursue a degree in any medical field of study.

Recipients receive $250.00 for the fall semester which is renewable during the spring semester if academic standards are met.

This scholarship was established through the Auxiliary, by generous gifts made to Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems Auxiliary, Economy Shop and MCHHS Gift Shop.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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