In 2003, CHI Oakes Hospital, recognizing the need for
highly trained professionals in rural health care, began an
educational gift program. Now, in its fourteenth year, the
program continues providing financial support to outstanding
area students. The CHI Oakes Hospital Educational Gift
Committee has selected Lyndsey Effling and Grace Schmitz as
this year's recipients. These two individuals will each
receive $750 to be applied to the cost of their education in
a medical field.
Lyndsey Effling graduated in May from Britton High
School. She will be attending South Dakota State University
in Brookings this fall, where she will be pursuing a
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She sees herself
working in a rural hospital setting in the future, and
becoming a Director of Nursing after gaining the needed
Grace Schmitz graduated in May from Oakes High School.
She will be attending North Dakota State University this
fall, where she will majoring in Pharmacy. After obtaining a
Doctorate in this field, she hopes to be the person that
patients can come to confide in, and to be a shoulder to
Congratulations and best wishes to these outstanding area
students. Their gifts and talents will be much needed and
appreciated in their chosen medical field.