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Martin (Beau) Korson Chippewa County Sunrise Rotary Club Award Created to Benefit Incoming Freshman
The LSSU Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the Martin (Beau) Korson Chippewa County Sunrise Rotary Club Award. Beau’s family and members of the Chippewa County Sunrise Rotary Club were present for the criteria signing with LSSU President Rodney S. Hanley and Sunrise Rotary Club President, Tracey Holt. The scholarship award will benefit an incoming freshman pursuing a degree in any course of study at LSSU. Beau was a 1998 LSSU Mechanical Engineering graduate, born and raised in Suttons Bay but found his place called home in Sault Ste. Marie. Following a courageous fight with cancer, Beau passed away in February 2019 at the age of 43. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved music, and enjoyed participating in local productions at the Soo Theater. He was passionate about investing in people and truly represents the mission of the Chippewa County Sunrise Rotary Club that supports local community initiatives. Contributions to this special award may be directed to lssu.edu/give. Please select “Other Designation and note “Beau Korson” in the “gift designation field”. The first award will be offered for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Heidi Bailey Memorial Nursing Scholarship Created to Benefit Nursing Students with Interest and Compassion in Home Health and Hospice Care
The LSSU Foundation was honored to host the formal criteria signing of the Heidi Bailey Memorial Nursing Scholarship. The scholarship will benefit a junior or senior nursing student who demonstrates the interest and compassion in Home Health and Hospice care. Contributions to this special nursing scholarship may be directed to lssu.edu/give. Please select “Other Designation and note “Heidi Bailey” in the “gift designation field”. The first scholarship will be awarded for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Members of the LSSU Nursing faculty, colleagues/staff members of the Chippewa County Health Department, and three of Heidi Bailey’s children were present for the criteria signing with LSSU President Rodney S. Hanley; Sandi King, LSSU Nursing faculty representative; and Karen Senkus, Chippewa County Health Department Health Officer
Heidi Bailey was a 1984 graduate of Newberry High school who pursued her education and passion for nursing at LSSU earning a BSN in 1988. She began her nursing career at War Memorial Hospital and later worked at the Chippewa County Health Department dedicating over 27 years to Hospice and community home health care. She was a dedicated mentor to LSSU nursing students to ensure they had a meaningful learning experience while pursuing their BSN degree. She will be forever remembered as one who contributed immensely to the practice of nursing in Sault Ste. Marie and throughout the Chippewa County community.