Nursing Scholarships Awarded

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Two UPMC Northwest employees were recently awarded Cenedella Nursing Scholarships.

Christopher Frye, a Patient Care Technician in the Emergency Department, is pursuing an Associate of Science in Nursing from Pennsylvania Western University-Clarion Venango. He anticipates graduating in May 2024 and taking the NCLEX examination to become a Registered Nurse.

Catherine Dinger, a Certified Nursing Assistant in the Transitional Care Unit, is currently enrolled in the Practical Nursing Program at Venango Technology Center. After completing the program and becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse, she plans to continue her education to become a Registered Nurse.

The Stephen C. and Marie F. Cenedella Nursing Scholarship was established to offset the cost of education intended to advance the recipient’s skills or qualifications as a members of the Hospital’s nursing staff.

If you would like to contribute to the Cenedella Nursing Scholarship Fund, please visit or contact Theresa Edder, Executive Director by calling 814-676-7145 or emailing

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