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Education

IVCH Auxiliary awards scholarships

Rachel Reppin (far left) and Kirsten Eddy (center) receive scholarship checks from members of the IVCH Auxiliary Scholarship Committee (from left) Jan Vogelgesang, Mary Batty-Jasper and Mary Beth Brantner.
Rachel Reppin (far left) and Kirsten Eddy (center) receive scholarship checks from members of the IVCH Auxiliary Scholarship Committee (from left) Jan Vogelgesang, Mary Batty-Jasper and Mary Beth Brantner.

PERU — Two Mendota residents, Kirsten Eddy and Rachel Reppin, are the recipients of $1,000 health careers scholarships from the Illinois Valley Community Hospital Auxiliary.

Eddy is a nurse in the in the IVCH obstetrics unit. Already a registered nurse, she is studying for her bachelor’s degree in nursing through Western Governors University and says her ultimate goal is to become a nurse practitioner.

Reppin, who is working on a nursing degree at Northern Illinois University, received the Auxiliary’s Ruth Daniels Memorial Scholarship. She says her goal is to care for children as a pediatric nurse.

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