St. Luke’s Cornwall Health System Foundation Grants Scholarships to Recent Graduates

St. Luke’s Cornwall Health System Foundation Grants Scholarships to Recent Graduates


Ten Hudson Valley High School Graduates Received One-Time Awards Towards Healthcare Careers

NEWBURGH, NEW YORK – The St. Luke’s Cornwall Health System Foundation held a ceremony on June 14, 2024, to award its annual scholarships to local high school seniors entering college in pursuit of healthcare degrees. The Foundation distributed more than $18,000 from six scholarships to ten recipients.

Daniel Maughan, MSLC President and CEO, Mike Kirtio, Foundation Board Chair, and Nicholas Shannon, Foundation Executive Director led the ceremony at MSLC’s Newburgh campus in celebration of these local students. Scholarship funding was donated in honor or memory of those with a close connection with MSLC.

Three students were awarded the St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship: Emma Dilemme, Addison MacDonald, and Adriana Sanon. For many years, the St. Luke’s Cornwall Auxiliary played an important role in the Foundation helping to fundraise for key initiatives within the hospital. Emma Dilemme, who attended Wallkill Senior High School, will start in the fall at the University of Scranton’s nursing program and aspires to be a registered nurse like her mother. Addison MacDonald graduated from New Paltz Central High School and plans to attend Union College, majoring in neuroscience. Adriana Sanon attendedMiddletown High School and is headed to SUNY Albany for a degree in biology to prepare for a career as a medical lab scientist, radiologist, or physician.

Andie Psilopoulis received the Dr. Michael L. Pappis Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was made possible by the generosity of family and friends and the Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Medical Staff, who established a fund in memory of Dr. Michael L. Pappis. Andie went to Wallkill Senior High School and will be attending Duquesne University’s pre-med program.

The Albert M. Berkelhamer Memorial Scholarship, which was created to honor the commitment to volunteerism and community service that was exemplified by the scholarship’s namesake, Albert M. Berkelhamer, went to Madisyn Malloy. She graduated from Wallkill Senior High School and is bound for Alfred State College and plans to become a radiologist.

The Gift of Life scholarship, anonymously donated in honor of MSLC nurses, was awarded to Ariana Elias. Ariana graduated from Warwick Valley High School and will be attending Louisiana State University’s nursing program.

The Foundation distributed two awards from the Dr. Ernest G. Stillman Memorial Scholarship in honor of Dr. Ernest G. Stillman, who founded Cornwall Hospital. The first recipient, Alexandra Swink, graduated fromNewburgh Free Academy and is headed to Binghamton University with the aspiration to become a dermatologist.The second recipient of the Stillman Scholarship went to Devyn Kelly, a graduate of Beacon High School, who will be attending SUNY Cortland with the goal of becoming a dermatologist as well.

Zoe Phemister-Jiminez received one of two Dean D. Purdy Memorial Scholarships. This scholarship was established to honor the legacy of Dean Purdy, a community member who believed in the importance of education. Zoe is off to Cornell University after graduating from Newburgh Free Academy. Zoe will be studying in the College of Arts and Sciences Cognitive Science Program and wants to go into research. The second Dean D. Purdy Scholarships went to Ella Serringer, a senior at John S. Burke Catholic High School who is entering Seton Hall’s pre-med program.

The Foundation, which supports the expansion and improvement of local healthcare by bolstering MSLC’s resources, is proud to honor tomorrow’s healthcare leaders as they begin their academic and professional careers.