MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Three local high school graduates are the recipients of the 2014 WVU Healthcare Leadership Scholarship. Each award winner earned a one-time $1,000 scholarship for use at any college or university. This annual program is open to children of current, non-faculty employees at WVU Healthcare’s Ruby Memorial Hospital, Physician Office Center, and various outpatient clinics.

WVU Hospitals Interim President and CEO Charlotte Bennett announced the awardees:

Caitlin Daniels, daughter of Christine Daniels, R.N., M.S.N., M.B.A., director of nursing for WVU Hospitals’ neurology and neurosurgery (9 East), trauma (7 East), orthopaedics and plastic surgery (7 West), and 7NE tower acute care units, graduated from Morgantown High School and plans to attend West Virginia University to study business and marketing.

Morgantown High School graduate Rebekah Shephard is the daughter of Rita Shephard, R.N., nurse at the WVU Heart Institute. She plans to study exercise physiology with an emphasis on pre-medicine at WVU.

Nathaniel Petros graduated from Morgantown High School. The son of Karen Petros, Pharm.D., clinical specialist with WVU Hospitals’ Inpatient Pharmacy, he has been accepted to WVU, where he will study biology (pre-dentistry).

To qualify for the scholarship, students had to demonstrate leadership in school and/or community activities, quality performance in extracurricular and volunteer programs, and high academic performance. They also had to submit an essay detailing an important leadership experience.

For more information: Amy Johns, Director of Public Affairs, 304-293-7087
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