Southwestern Oklahoma State University
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Two SWOSU Students Receive Scholarships from Weatherford Regional Hospital


Kenneth Aldaz
Kenneth Aldaz

Robyn Acre
Robyn Acre

Two Southwestern Oklahoma State University students in Weatherford have received $1,000 Weatherford Regional Hospital scholarships for the 2008-09 academic year.

Recipients are Robyn Acre and Kenneth Aldaz, both of Elk City.

Acre received her Bachelor of Science degree in health information management and health care administration from SWOSU and is currently working on her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She works as a nurse tech at the Great Plains Regional Medical Center in Elk City. Acre also works at First National Bank and Trust in Elk City and Stage Department store in Clinton.

Aldaz is majoring in radiology at SWOSU-Sayre. He became interested in radiology after breaking his foot in an automobile accident in Mexico. Aldaz has a goal of working in radiation therapy, one of the careers available in radiology.

Each year the Weatherford Regional Hospital sponsors a student or students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their prescribed health care curriculum and have a demonstrated financial need necessary to complete their education.

“The Weatherford Regional Hospital scholarship selection committee identifies those students that have the potential to make contributions to health care fields and the desire to practice in western Oklahoma,” said Dr. Gary Wolgamott, chair of the selection committee and associate dean of the SWOSU School of Allied Health Sciences.