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AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Atlantic City Campus Auxiliary accepting applications for Martha B. Keates Fellowship Fund

Atlantic County residents pursuing nursing education may apply

For Immediate Release: April 20, 2015

The AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Atlantic City Campus Auxiliary is honoring its long-time volunteer and past president, the late Martha B. Keates, by awarding fellowship funds to qualifying applicants pursuing nursing education. The Auxiliary founded the Martha B. Keates Fellowship Fund for nursing students in recognition of Keates's community service, her Auxiliary membership and in support of the nursing profession.

Fellowship fund applications are open to Atlantic County residents. Applicants must be high school graduates enrolling or enrolled in a nursing program, or have completed the pre-requisites of a nursing program. Children and grandchildren of ARMC Auxiliary members are not eligible.

Applicants must submit a completed application, a 250-word essay on why they have chosen nursing as a career, a copy of their transcripts, and two letters of recommendation (from non-relatives) by May 15, 2015. They should also provide supporting documents relevant to community service or volunteer work, awards, certificates, commendations and/or other recognitions. Applications are at www.atlanticare.org/armckeates.

Fellowship funds will be applied toward tuition fees or book purchases and other appropriate educational expenses as determined by the Martha B. Keates Nursing Fellowship Fund Committee. The amount of the disbursement is at the discretion of the Auxiliary.

The winner of the 2014 Martha B. Keates Fellowship was Amy Moss, of Mays Landing. Moss began her coursework at Atlantic Cape Community College in 2012 and the nursing program there in 2014 with the goal of becoming a registered nurse. While taking on a full academic course load and working nights as a waitress to provide for her children, Moss has maintained a 3.898 GPA. She was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and has been on the Dean's list every semester at Atlantic Cape Community College. She has also volunteered more than 85 hours in the Shore Medical Center emergency room, and has gained experience in long-term care as a clinical student at the Linwood Care Center, a skilled nursing facility. An area of particular interest to her is maternal/newborn nursing care. As she finishes her education, Moss plans to continue volunteering and gaining experience in multiple nursing settings.

For more information about the Martha B. Keates Fellowship Fund or the ARMC City Auxiliary, contact Donna Mason at 609-404-7673, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000, visit www.atlanticare.org or find AtlantiCare on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticare.

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org
Betsy Woerner, (O) 609-748-7539, (C) 609-385-6361, betsy.woerner@atlanticare.org

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