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Grant helps Oak Crest worker pursue education

Published: Saturday, March 2, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Twice a year for the past 15 years, the Community Relations Committee of the Oak Crest Board of Trustees has awarded a $300 grant to a deserving employee to pursue educational or enrichment programming.

This grant is in addition to the annual employee scholarship for employees or their dependents pursuing an undergraduate degree or program of study. The grant is to allow additional opportunities for employees to pursue their individual goals.

This year’s grant was awarded to Molly Meier, a certified nurse’s aide who has worked at Oak Crest since June 2009. She is pursuing a nursing degree at Kishwaukee College. She is looking forward to applying all that she has learned and her work experiences into the growing field of medicine.

“Oak Crest’s commitment to the people working at Oak Crest extends beyond the workplace,” executive director Stephen Cichy said in a news release. “This grant provides employees with financial support to pursue their interests, whether they are in the areas of academics or life enrichment. Oak Crest employees have applied the grant to everything to music lessons to language courses.

“Our organizational vision is to be recognized as the innovative leader in long-term care and services. This vision applies not only to the people who make their homes here, but to the people who make Oak Crest home,” he said in the release.

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