Ashland University Student Receives Scholarship

Ashland University Student Receives Scholarship
Those present for the scholarship presentation to Melissa Compton included (l-r) Courtney Dill, nurse manager of the perinatal unit at MedCentral Health System; Linda Nelson, director of Perinatal Services at MedCentral; Lynn Friebel, director of the Shelby Foundation; Melissa Compton, and Jackie Owens, director of AU's RN to BSN program.


2/12/14 ASHLAND, Ohio - Melissa Compton, a resident of Mansfield and a student in Ashland University’s Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences, recently received the Wanda June Humphrey Nursing Scholarship. 

Lynn Fribel, director of the Shelby Foundation, presented the award to Compton at MedCentral Health System, where Compton holds the position of clinical leader of the Birthing Suite. 

Compton, who is a graduate of St. Peter’s High School, will graduate from Ashland University in May of 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and is exploring options for graduate education.

The continuing education scholarships are made available through Wanda June Humphrey, who graduated from Shelby High School in 1942. In 1947, she started attending Mansfield General School of Nursing and graduated as a registered nurse in 1950. Once she finished working at St. Alban’s Navy Hospital in New York, she went to Shelby Memorial Hospital as an operating nurse. She retired Dec. 31, 1983.

Applicants for the Wanda June Humphrey Nursing Scholarship must hold an active Registered Nurse license in the state of Ohio, reside in Richland County and be employed while attending school. The first scholarship was awarded in 2010. 

Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###

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