David Fraedrich was a resident and avid supporter of Nelsonville, Ohio and the surrounding community. Upon graduating from Miami University in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, David joined the Rocky Shoe and Boot Corporation in Nelsonville. He held a number of positions during his tenure at Rocky and served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. He also served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of Doctors Hospital of Nelsonville, served on the board of the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville, and was a past member of Nelsonville City Council, Rotary Club and the 317 Board. David participated and led many fundraisers for local institutions, such as Doctors Hospital of Nelsonville and the Boy Scouts of America. David passed away in 2003. In celebration of David's life and in honor of his countless contributions and spirit of community service, the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville, in conjunction with the Hocking College School of Nursing, established the David S. Fraedrich Memorial Scholarship. Scholarship funds are awarded annually to residents of Athens or Hocking counties who are enrolled in the nursing program at Hocking College. Special consideration is given to students who are graduates of Nelsonville-York City Schools. Deserving students will be selected to receive a scholarship award between $1,000 and $2,000 to be used as payment toward tuition, required text books or lab fees.
Ihla Fae Kimes built the Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Athens, Ohio in 1948. She dedicated her life to the nursing and care of its residents. Upon her death in 1999, Ihla Fae's nephew, Richard Buckley, established the Memorial Scholarship in her name to honor her commitment to the nursing profession. The scholarship is reserved for students who attended Athens County or Meigs County high schools and who are enrolled in the Practical Nursing program at Hocking College. Selection of recipients is based on academic performance, potential contribution to the nursing profession and financialneed. Funding can be used for any educational-related expenses including tuition and fees, books, room/board, uniforms, licensure fees and transportation.
Linda Caswell Berry graduated from the Hocking College School of Nursing in 1974. She lived and worked in the Athens, Ohio area. Linda perished in a fire with her two young sons, Gabriel and Daniel, in January 1977. The scholarship fund was established to honor Linda's memory and her caring, compassionate nature in the field of nursing. It was the first permanent scholarship fund established at Hocking College. Student must be registered for classes at the time of review and enrolled full-time for the terms the scholarship will be awarded. The scholarship is reserved for students studying nursing and selection is based on academic performance, potential contribution to the nursing profession and financial need.
Karen Teicher graduated from Hocking College's School of Nursing in December of 1976. Karen loved nursing and would have been proud to help others to meet their goal of becoming a nurse. As an emergency room nurse at O'Bleness Hospital in Athens, and a friend to many, she was known for her humor, kindness and generosity. Karen died of breast cancer in 1995. Her family established the Karen Teicher Nursing Fund in memory of her spirit and dedication to the nursing profession. One scholarship award will be made in the amount of $5,000 to a second-year nursing student who demonstrates financial need, proves the money requested will help them avoid a disruption in their education, and enables them to continue their education. Scholarship funds can be used to pay the costs of tuition, fees, and books. Student must be registered for classes at the time of review and enrolled full-time for the terms the scholarship will be awarded.
Judy Brady was a long-time employee of Hocking College. She was a graduate of the college's nursing program and worked as an instructor in that department. She also taught as an adjunct in the business department and later served as the Director of Student Affairs Administration for the college's Gittinger Assessment Center. Judy died in 1996 from a brain tumor. The Judy Brady Memorial Scholarship was established to honor her dedication to Hocking College and to assist students studying nursing at the college. Student must be registered for classes at the time of review and enrolled full-time for the terms the scholarship will be awarded.
Rocky Brands, Inc. of Nelsonville was founded in 1932 and has grown to be a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of outdoor, work, western duty and military footwear as well as outdoor and work apparel and accessories. The scholarship was to benefit nursing students at Hocking College. Eligibility is extended to full-time students enrolled in the Nursing program, who have a GPA of at least 2.5 in either high school or former college work, demonstrate financial need, are dedicated to the field of nursing, and prove the money requested will enable them to pursue their education. Scholarship awards range from $1000 to $2500. In addition to scholarship funds, each female recipient of the award is given a pair of Rocky 4Eur Sole shoes. Student must be registered for classes at the time of review and enrolled full-time for the terms the scholarship will be awarded.