Scholar Success Stories
Scholars becoming leaders creates impact forever. Hundreds of students have received scholarships from the Community Foundation, and have gone on to have successful careers.
Read about several of our successful scholar’s below, and click HERE to enjoy more stories.
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Collaboration is part of everyone’s daily life, and every day, Janna Stup Barrick collaborates with seniors at Somerford Assisted Living of Frederick to help them maintain their independence. As an occupational therapist, Janna understands collaboration from a variety of different perspectives, and strives to improve a person’s quality of life by providing therapy services.
Ben Murphy may not be living and working in Frederick County since graduating from Ohio State University in 2011, but his highly collaborative work in the field of agriculture and crop development certainly will benefit and impact Frederick County farmers and those who raise crops for their livelihood.
The healthcare profession is one that demands collaboration by countless parties in order to provide the best possible care for patients. The industry is producing myriads of opportunities for those motivated to study and acquire skills, and the road to success can be challenging. Those who are successful and motivated learn to collaborate very early in the process.
Intubations, ventilators, inhalers, arterial blood sticks, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), rapid response team. The health care world has a language of its own, and Lisa Petronchak is very fluent in the language of respiratory therapy.
Imagine moving to a new country as an elementary age child and knowing only a few words of the native language. Lyuba Sidorova’s immersion into American life and culture has been a journey fueled by the collaborative efforts of many, and those efforts are creating a strong foundation for her success.
When Matt Strawsburg earned his business marketing and economics degree, the idea of cooking for a living was always in the back of his mind. His practical side told him to learn about business and have a degree to fall back on, but after graduation, his creative side won and Matt set about learning to cook professionally. He chose not to attend a formal culinary school, but to learn from his own research, practice, and on-the-job experience. Collaboration was a key ingredient leading to his current success.
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