WMMC Auxiliary Awards $5,000 to Local Scholarship Winners

WMMC Auxiliary Scholarship Recipients 2023
Shown left to right: Sharon Franklin, Auxiliary president, awards the Western Missouri Medical Center Auxiliary’s Health Career Scholarships to Ashley Gibler, Paige Hobbs, Kimberly Lockard, Kimberly Woodard, and Garrison Woods.

Warrensburg, MO (May 8, 2023) — The Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) Auxiliary sponsors their Health Care Career Scholarships each spring for students who are pursuing a career or furthering their education in any health care field. Recipients are selected by the WMMC Auxiliary Scholarship Committee based on financial need, scholastic ability, work plans and a demonstrated interest in health care. The WMMC Auxiliary has awarded five students $1000 Health Care scholarships.

This year’s $1,000 recipients include:

  • Ashley Gibler, Associates Degree in Medical Assisting at State Fair Community College (SFCC)
  • Paige Hobbs, Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of Central Missouri (UCM)
  • Kimberly Lockard, Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety at Waldorf University
  • Kimberly Woodard, Associates Degree in Sonography at SFCC
  • Garrison Woods, Bachelor of Science in Biology and Nursing at UCM

Sales from the Wishing Well Gift Shop have always been the largest income source for the Auxiliary and helps fund these health careers scholarships. The Wishing Well Gift Shop is open to the public from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Auxiliary has remained determined to fund scholarships at the same level as in years past. From the 24 qualified applicants this year, it was easy to see the financial need was great.

As educational expenses rise and the demand for health care workers increase, there is a continuing need for additional funds. Donations are being sought by the WMMC Auxiliary to ensure opportunities to provide additional monetary assistance for our future health care providers. Donations may be made to the WMMC Auxiliary for the Health Career Scholarship Fund and sent to WMMC Auxiliary, 403 Burkarth Road, Warrensburg, Missouri, 64093.

About Western Missouri Medical Center
Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) is a fully-accredited acute care county medical center located in Warrensburg, MO. WMMC prides itself in emergency care, obstetrics, orthopedic and general surgery, family healthcare, internal medicine, outpatient clinics, ambulatory care, rehabilitation services and more. Inpatient services include medical, surgical, intensive, obstetrical, orthopedic, pediatric and skilled nursing care, as well as a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic outpatient services. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.