Medical Staff Awards Scholarships

$16,000 Awarded to Students Who Plan to Pursue Healthcare Careers

The Wolf River Area Healthcare Foundation recently awarded $2,000 scholarships to eight area high school graduates who plan to pursue careers in healthcare. The scholarships were awarded on behalf of the medical staff at New London Family Medical Center and ThedaCare Physicians-New London. 

“We are pleased to see local students taking an interest health care,” said Paul Hoell, MD, medical staff president. “We are proud to support them in their efforts.”

The scholarship program, launched in 2007, has awarded a total of $66,000 to high school graduates in the region. This year’s scholarship recipients are:

  • Brandon Lohrentz, Clintonville High School
  • Ashley Rockel, Hortonville High School
  • Aimee Drath, Little Wolf High School, Manawa
  • Tara Schmidt, Marion High School
  • Cera Malueg, New London High School
  • Nathan Elliott, New London High School
  • Josua Mendoza, Shiocton High School
  • Kaitlyn Gilbert, Weyauwega-Fremont High School

Lohrentz, Schmidt, Malueg, Elliott and Mendoza all plan on attending University of Wisconsin schools. Rockel will attend Carroll College; Drath will attend Fox Valley Technical College and then Blackhawk Technical College; and Gilbert will head to the University of South Carolina.

The Wolf River Area Healthcare Foundation was founded in 2003. Its mission is to seek and secure financial resources that ensure New London Family Medical Center has state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, outreach and education. New London Family Medical Center and the Wolf River Area Healthcare Foundation serve Waupaca, Outagamie and surrounding counties.

New London Family Medical Center is a 25-bed, critical access hospital serving New London and nearby communities in Outagamie and Waupaca counties. The hospital, which has been in operation since 1930 and is part of ThedaCare, provides inpatient and outpatient surgery; a 24-hour emergency department; physical, occupational and speech therapies; diagnostic services including laboratory and imaging; pain management; transitional care; and a ThedaCare At Home retail store.