Salida, Colorado-Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Foundation recently awarded
two $2,500 scholarships to Christy Coggins of Denver and Tracy McConathy
of Poncha Springs.
Coggins is currently a junior at Metropolitan State University in Denver,
pursuing a bachelor's degree in human nutrition. She has been accepted
into the didactic program of dietetics and will complete an internship
following graduation to obtain her license as a registered dietitian.
Coggins grew up in Buena Vista and graduated from Buena Vista High School in 2008.
McConathy is a registered nurse who currently serves as charge nurse for
the HRRMC Medical Surgical Unit. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree
in nursing through Chamberlain College of Nursing. McConathy began her
career at age 18 after obtaining her licensed practical nursing certification
and lives in Poncha Springs with her husband and two children.
The HRRMC Foundation scholarship is available to any college or university
student who lives or has lived within the Salida Hospital District, which
encompasses Chaffee, western Fremont and northern Saguache counties. Applicants
who plan to enter the health care field with a minimum of 24 college-credit
hours and a minimum grade point average of 3.2 are encouraged to apply.
Applications for the 2017 scholarship will be available next May and will
be due June 16, 2017. For more information, please call Foundation Director
Kimla Robinson at 719-530-2218.