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Dominican Hospital raises $55K for women’s health | Name dropping

Dignity Health Dominican Hospital has received an inaugural round of $55,000 in funding from the Women of Wellness Council, a women’s giving society. A program of the Dominican Hospital Foundation, the council’s purpose is to provide financial resources to support and expand women’s health services at Dominican Hospital.

“The Women of Wellness Council reflects the history and mission of Dominican Hospital, in particular the hospital’s legacy of all-female founders and leaders,” said Dr. Nanette Mickiewicz, Dominican Hospital president in a prepared release.

Each member of the Women of Wellness Council commits a minimum of $1,000 annually to support essential technologies, programs and services for women at Dominican Hospital. The council meets three times annually to learn more about Dominican Hospital’s current women’s health services and exciting new developments from key physicians and medical staff. Council members work to identify and understand the need for new or improved programs, equipment, or facilities, and to foster new relationships. They have the opportunity to review project proposals put forth by the hospital and vote with their pool of funds to determine which proposals receive funding.

Veterinary scholar

Members of the non-profit Monterey Bay Dog Training Club announced that Sean Gadson has been awarded the organization’s 2019 UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Scholarship.

Gadson will graduate from UC Davis in 2021 and is currently on the dean’s list with a 3.8 GPA. Gadson is currently the president of the Student American Veterinary Medical Association, the largest student-run organization at UC Davis. When he graduates, Gadson plans to finish an internship in emergency medicine.

Monterey Bay Dog Training Club Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student with a demonstrated interest in small animal medicine and surgery who is a past or present resident of Santa Cruz, Monterey, or San Benito counties. This scholarship was established in 1975.

Education

The following local students were honored for their academic achievement:

• Renata Massion, of Aptos, earned a Bachelor of Arts from the School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University in New Orleans.

• Molly Nolan, of Capitola, earned a Bachelor of Arts from the School of Liberal Arts anda  Bachelor of Science from the School of Science Engineering at Tulane University in New Orleans.

• Joshua Beckerman, of Los Gatos, earned a Bachelor of Science Management from the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University in New Orleans.

• Lane Edwards, of Santa Cruz, earned a Master of Public Health from the School of Public Health Tropical Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans.

• Paige Pearson, of Santa Cruz, earned a Bachelor of Science Public Health from the School of Public Health Tropical Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans.

• Alexandra Hamb, of Scotts Valley, earned a Master of Public Health from the School of Public Health Tropical Medicine and Doctor of Medicine from the School of Medicine.

• Ian Blair, of Aptos, has been named to the dean’s list at Pacific University in Forrest Grove, Oregon, for the spring semester.

Giammanco Foundation

The Gen Giammanco Foundation announced that it has granted one of its 2019 Awards to Jillian Rodriguez, a  graduate from Aptos High School. Rodriguez will play beach volleyball for Long Beach State.

The foundation also renewed awards previously granted to Kathryn Bockman (Aptos High School class of 2017, UC Davis), Chloe Deleissegues (St. Francis High School class of 2018, Seattle University) and Maggie Walters (Soquel High School class of 2018, UCLA).

The amount granted and renewed by the Giammanco Foundation to Santa Cruz County student athletes for the 2019-20 school year totaled $10,000.

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