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Nursing students selected for new Lakeland scholarship

Nursing students selected for new Lakeland scholarship

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Nursing students selected for new Lakeland scholarship

Nursing students selected for new Lakeland scholarship

Desarae Rohde and Michelle Urbanek have been named the inaugural winners of the Dennis L. Dhein Endowed Scholarship which supports nursing students attending Lakeland University.

Each student will receive a $500 scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year.

Rohde will begin her second year in Lakeland’s RN to BSN program this fall and plans to graduate in summer 2021. She works at St. Nicholas Hospital in the emergency department. She graduated from Lakeshore Technical College and has been an RN since 2017.

Urbanek begins as a new student in Lakeland’s RN to BSN program this fall. She works at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center as the Health & Wellness Promotion Program Coordinator. She also graduated from Lakeshore Technical College and has been an RN since 2005.

The Dennis L. Dhein Endowed Scholarship is for an incoming freshman, transfer student or a returning student in Lakeland’s traditional program pursuing the pre-nursing program or a healthcare/science-related field or is a licensed RN and is seeking to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing through Lakeland’s RN to BSN program.

The late Dennis L. Dhein of Seattle, Wash., attended Lakeland in the early 1960s. Although he did not finish his degree at Lakeland, he maintained a strong connection to the school and chose to honor his mother, who was a nurse, by creating an endowed scholarship for LU nursing students.

Lakeland will hold a virtual Open House for its RN to BSN program on Monday, August 3, at 5 p.m. For more information, visit here.