Hill View Retirement Center scholarship awarded

August 17, 2014

Hill View Retirement Center Resident Scholarships for 2014 have been awarded to Jamie Hagen Rockwell and Lyndsey Joy Wells, employees of the retirement facility.

Rockwell, a resident of South Webster, has received a $3,000 scholarship to pursue a Master’s of Science in Social Administration at Case Western University. She is a 1994 graduate of Northwest High School.

Wells, who lives in South Shore, Kentucky, is the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship which she will use to complete a degree in practical nursing and an associate’s degree in Health Sciences at Ashland Community and Technical College. She graduated from Greenup County High School in 2010.

“Hill View is especially pleased with the recipients of these scholarships,” said John Prose, President and CEO of Hill View Retirement Center. “Both Jamie and Lyndsey are pursuing careers in serving our ever-growing geriatric population and in their employment at Hill View, each have shown their commitment and dedication to enhancing their knowledge and professional training to better serve the needs of the elderly. Both are passionate in their endeavors to ‘make a difference in the lives of those they serve” and already they are making a significant difference in the lives of our residents. Congratulations, Jamie and Lyndsey!’”

Rockwell’s primary academic goal is to complete a master’s degree in Social Administration in order to become a licensed social worker for Hill View Retirement Center. She has been married for 17 years and has two children. She has been a member of the American

Association of Christian Counselors since 2009. She is also a licensed and ordained minister, a member of North Moreland Christian Baptist Church and Sunday School superintendent there.

Prior to her position at Hill View, Rockwell has worked as a certified pharmacy technician, a cosmetologist in South Webster and assistant treasurer at East High School in Sciotoville.

After earning her LPN degree, Wells plans to achieve both RN and BSN degrees and apply to a nurse practitioner program. She hopes to specialize in geriatrics with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Wells also attended Eastern Kentucky University for a year. At Hill View she has been a server in the Oak Dining Room and a nurse tech in the health care section of the facility.

The Hill View Retirement Center Resident Scholarship Fund was established at the Scioto Foundation in 2009. To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must be employed at Hill View Retirement Center for at least one year, have no disciplinary action in his/her file in the past six months and receive a satisfactory or better rating on his/her most recent performance evaluation.

The Hill View Retirement Center Resident Council makes the annual selection of scholarship recipients with final approval by the Foundation Board of Governors.