The cost of pursuing higher education can make it difficult for individuals
to advance their schooling, especially when working. However, with the
assistance of Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation and the Carol Purvis
Education Fund Scholarship, the burden of higher education costs is a
little lighter for Mile Bluff employees and students.
The foundation provides Mile Bluff employees with an opportunity to apply
for the Carol Purvis Education Fund Scholarship. The program was designed
to provide incentives and encouragement for students, adult learners and
professionals, to consider a career in or advance their careers in healthcare.
Recently, Rebecca Oetzman and Morgan Seitz were presented with awards
from the scholarship fund.
Rebecca Oetzman, Director of Accounting at Mile Bluff, received a scholarship
from the foundation to aid Rebecca as she pursues her master’s of
“This degree is providing me with an administrative view of healthcare,
and how the various aspects of each department can function together to
ensure that Mile Bluff continues to provide high-quality care,”
As she pursues her degree, Rebecca is grateful for the support she has
received from the foundation. “The support of the foundation has
been great,” said Rebecca. “Getting any type of degree is
expensive, so every bit of assistance through scholarships goes a long
way. The scholarships I have received have decreased the amount of money
I have had to borrow in financial aid.”
Morgan Seitz is a phlebotomist in the laboratory of Mile Bluff Medical
Center. She is currently pursuing her associate’s degree as a medical
Once she obtains her degree, Morgan will be working as a lab technician
at Mile Bluff. Instead of collecting blood and other specimens, Morgan
will be testing the materials collected from patients. “I love working
in the Mile Bluff lab, and I will continue to do so even when I am done
with school,” said Morgan. “I find the things that we do in
the lab really fascinating. I like knowing that even though I will not
be directly dealing with patients all the time, I will still have an impact
in the care they receive.”
As a single mother, Morgan is grateful to the foundation for the financial
support as she pursues her degree.
If you would like information on making a donation to Mile Bluff Medical
Center Foundation through the Carol Purvis Education Fund Scholarship,
please contact Martha Airth-Kindree at 608-847-1495 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contributions make it possible for individuals to pursue further education
in the healthcare field.