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3 receive medical scholarships

Staff writer

Colleen Tajchman and Camille Christensen of Marion and Seth Methvin of Peabody received $500 scholarships Thursday from St. Luke Hospital Auxiliary.

Colleen works as a dietary aide at St. Luke Living Center and is planning to become a nurse.

“I like to help people,” she said.

Colleen plans to go to nursing school at Wichita State University. Her parents are Jerry and Margie Tajchman.

Her mother works at Marion County Home Health.

Camille plans to become a physical therapist. She became interested in treating sports injuries when she had to go to therapy for a shin splint.

She spent the past year in a work-study program at St. Luke.

Camille plans to go to Cloud County Community College for two years, then transfer to the University of Kansas or WSU for the additional four years required to get full certification.

Her parents are Tim and Michon Christensen.

Seth is planning to become a family physician because of a shortage of doctors. He also said it was “recession-proof” and provided a good service to the community and those in need.

He plans to attend Kansas State University and major in biology or chemistry, then transfer to KU Medical School.

Seth’s mother, Lori, has been a nurse practitioner for 10 years. His father, Jeff, is a computer technician at St. Luke.

Last modified June 11, 2009