The Women’s Health Resource Library has awarded two $2500 nursing scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. Award recipients are Lanie Brenton and Haley Dinsmore, both of Milbridge.
Lanie is a Milbridge native; she worked at the Milbridge Medical Center as a medical assistant before returning to school to pursue her nursing degree. She is currently enrolled in the inaugural nursing class at Beal College and will graduate in 2020. She plans to stay in the area working on the medical surgical unit at a local hospital to gain experience. Then she plans to open her own home health business specializing in geriatrics. Lanie and husband Justin have two small children, Macie and baby Westley.
Haley Dinsmore is a 2019 graduate of Narraguagus High School, where she served as class secretary all four years. She was a National Honor Society member and participated in the math league, the civil rights team and the school newspaper. Haley has been gaining experience working as a certified nursing assistant at Narraguagus Bay Health Care Facility in Milbridge. This fall, she will enter the nursing program at Husson University in Bangor. After graduating, she hopes to work as a labor and delivery nurse. Long term plans include advanced education to become either a nurse practitioner on nurse-midwife. Haley is the daughter of Michael and Tabitha Dinsmore of Milbridge.
The awards are made in memory of Elaine Hill, who served the greater Milbridge community as a dedicated nurse for over 30 years at the Milbridge Medical Center. Elaine died in 2009 after a battle with breast cancer.