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July 17, 2017

Community Foundation Announces Recipients of Epplin Health Profession Scholarship

(Above, L-R) Molly Kern, Courtney Sarchet, Monica Scott

Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Molly Kern, Courtney Sarchet and Monica Scott have been named recipients of the 2017 Thomas J. Epplin Health Profession Scholarship.

Molly Kern is a 2017 graduate of Vandalia High School and will attend MacMurray College in the fall to pursue a degree in nursing. Courtney Sarchet is also a 2017 graduate of Vandalia High School. In the fall, she will pursue a degree in nursing from Kaskaskia College. Monica Scott graduated from St. Anthony in 2010 and is working on a Master of Science degree at Indiana State University in order to obtain a license as a nurse practitioner to serve Effingham County.

Thomas J. Epplin, was born and raised in Pinckneyville, Illinois. He was a dentist in Vandalia, Illinois for 25 years where he was an active member of his parish, president of the Fayette County Health Department, and a member of various professional organizations. He was an avid supporter of St. Anthony High School in Effingham, Illinois during the years his daughter attended. Tom was also passionate about promoting educational opportunities for students in all walks of life. This scholarship has been made possible by the generous gifts of family and friends who wish to carry on Dr. Epplin’s legacy.

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