Sunday, August 26, 2012

Phelps, Zuccarelli Awarded VNA Scholarships

Congratulations to Lindsey Phelps (PT '14) and Jordan Zuccarelli (PT '14) for being the 2012 Rockhurst PT recipients of $2,000 scholarships awarded by the Visiting Nurse Association of Kansas City. Lindsey and Jordan were honored, along with recipients from other Kansas City area healthcare education programs, at a reception at the Visiting Nurse Association's Kansas City headquarters on August 23, 2012.

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) was Kansas City's first home health care agency. Established in 1891, VNA provides quality multi-disciplinary home health care to residents of Kansas City and the surrounding metropolitan area.

VNA established two scholarships in summer 2010 to support nontraditional students in the Rockhurst PT program who are pursuing a career change by entering the physical therapy program. The scholarships are designed to support the students as they change careers and to encourage consideration of home health therapy as an employment option after graduation. VNA will continue to award two $2,000 scholarships annually to qualified students in the Rockhurst physical therapy program.

Congratulations to Lindsey and Jordan for not only receiving the scholarships, but also for choosing to pursue careers in physical therapy.

Lindsey Phelps (L) and Jordan Zuccarelli (R)
were each awarded a $2,000 scholarship
from the Visiting Nurse Association