CHHS Students Recognized as Health Care Heroes Scholarship Award Recipients

CHHS Students Recognized as Health Care Heroes Scholarship Award Recipients

On Nov. 11, two CHHS students were recognized as Health Care Heroes Scholarship award recipients at the 2017 Health Care Heroes event.

The winners, Jade Apostolico (School of Social Work) and Anna Grauel (School of Nursing), each received five-hundred dollars.

Jade Apostolico is finishing her senior year, working toward her Bachelor of Social Work at CHHS. She is currently a social work intern at The Carousel Center in Wilmington. She serves as both the vice president of the Student Social Work Organization and the secretary for Phi Alpha Honor Society, and is also a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society.

Jade completed a major collaborative research project on mindfulness this summer and presented in the Fall 2017 Showcase of Student Research and Creativity at UNCW. She is working on a collaborative research project involving formerly incarcerated individuals.

Upon graduation, she plans to earn her Master of Social Work and eventually pursue a Ph.D. in Social Work.

Anna Grauel came to UNCW after searching for a school that would allow her to pursue both of her passions, beach volleyball and nursing. She is currently in her junior year in the nursing program and when not in class, studying for exams, or at the hospital, you can find her on the court with a volleyball in hand.

Anna serves as the president of her nursing cohort, is a team representative for the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and works as a CNA/tech in the ICU at Sentara Medical Center in Northern Virginia when home from school. She enjoys staying active in the community and volunteers regularly for a number of local organizations.

After graduation, she plans to directly commission into the Army, and hopes to get her AACN certification and become a critical care nurse. Later on, she plans to return to school to receive an advanced practice degree as a nurse anesthetist.

In addition to the student winners, CHHS community partner Olivia Herndon, director of mental health and the co-director of continuing education at the Southeast Area Health Education Center-NHRMC, was the winner in the Community Achievement category.

The Health Care Heroes Awards Ceremony is an annual celebration bringing together the Wilmington-area medical community and its supporters. One goal of the program is to honor individuals and organizations that are making an impact on the quality of healthcare in Wilmington by awarding scholarships.

The event took place at the Landfall Country Club in Wilmington, NC.