Twenty Receive Hollander Scholarships

hollander scholarships 2020 and 2021

Galloway, N.J. - Twenty students in the Stockton University School of Health Sciences have each received $5,000 scholarships for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years from the Hollander Memorial Scholarship Foundation.

The 2020 recipients are: Sara Naumchik of Egg Harbor Township, Megan Murzello of Maple Shade, and Trevor Calimer of Egg Harbor City, Nursing; Rachel Lucia of Egg Harbor Township, Erica Bruno of Roebling, and Nicole Sicurella of Egg Harbor Township, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy; Julia Trafton of Sewell and Demi DeAngelis of Turnersville, Master of Science in Communication Disorders; and Dorothy Stump of Stone Harbor and Mahogany Reevey of Lumberton, Doctor of Physical Therapy.

The 2021 recipients are: Jacqueline Wilhelm of Mays Landing, Sarah Naumchik of Egg Harbor Township, Stephanie Rodriguez of Galloway, and Shauna Oswald of West Creek, Nursing; Mary Gedaka of Mullica Hill, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy; Diana Aguilar of Clementon and Sara DeMarco of Medford, Master of Science in Communication Disorders; Samantha Wagensommer of Manahawkin, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy; and Elena Carrasquillo of Egg Harbor Township, and Brooke Nolan of Galloway, Doctor of Physical Therapy.

To be eligible for the scholarships, students must be a resident of southern New Jersey, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be involved in ethical, leadership and extracurricular activities in Stockton's Health Science programs or community.

The Hollander Memorial Foundation was formed to perpetuate the memory and the spirit of Pauline and Adelaide Hollander by awarding educational scholarships to local students with ties to the community who are pursuing degrees in nursing or other health science professions. The foundation is associated with the Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation in Galloway.

Roy Goldberg, executive director of the foundation and Dr. Richard Kathrins, president and CEO of Bacharach, attended a reception honoring the recipients and thanking the donors.

“Hollander created a series of scholarships because he believed in the concept of paying it forward,” Kathrins said. “I hope you share his vision of advocacy for the disabled, improving access, and sometime in the future pay it forward.”

Story by Hannah Urbanowycz
Photo by Diane D'Amico