Foundation announces Zilverberg scholarship awards

Brooke Mickelson, LPN; Adam burke, RN; and Allison Paquette, LPN

Registered Nurse Adam Burke and Licensed Practical Nurses Brooke Mickelson and Allison Paquette, Riverwood Healthcare Center employees, are this year’s recipients of Riverwood Foundation’s Michael Zilverberg Healthcare Education Scholarship. Each has received an award of $3,000 to support his or her pursuit of advanced nursing education.

Burke, Mickelson and Paquette were selected by Riverwood Foundation’s Finance and Granting Committee based on a written application detailing their experience and achievements in the nursing field, and a narrative describing what they want to accomplish as a result of their education. Reference letters from their supervisors were also a key factor in the selection process.

The Michael Zilverberg Healthcare Education Endowment was started by Jeanette Zilverberg in 2004 to honor her late husband Michael, who was a strong community leader in Aitkin. Always supportive of education and helping others, he was especially interested in providing educational opportunities and scholarships for those working in health care at Riverwood.

To make a contribution to the Michael Zilverberg Healthcare Education endowment fund, contact Riverwood Foundation at 218-927-5158.