2021 Scholarship Winner Announced in Eau Claire
Dove Healthcare announced Reva Syverson of Eau Claire as one of two recipients of the fourth annual Sandy Rasmussen Scholarship.
The $2,500 scholarship was created in honor and appreciation of Sandy Rasmussen, an employee of Dove Healthcare - Rutledge Home for over 48 years. Rasmussen has served the residents in numerous capacities, often concurrently, including lawn care, transportation, recreation, resident assistant, nutritional services aide, cook, and nutritional services director. She has also volunteered countless hours fundraising for the Alzheimer's Association and American Cancer Society.
Scholarship Committee Chair and Dove Healthcare - Rutledge Home Director Ashley Gudis shared, "We are honored to help Reva advance her education and career. She demonstrates great compassion and commitment for those entrusted in her care and dedication to her profession."
A certified nursing assistant for two years at Dove Healthcare - West Eau Claire, Syverson is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Winona State beginning fall 2021. The scholarship committee selected Syverson based on her letters of reference, an essay, work ethic, and character. Her volunteer efforts include many projects with Student Council, National Honor Society, Key Club, Link Crew, and her church. She is a senior at North High School.
Dove Healthcare - West Eau Claire Director of Nursing Shelby Kolar said, "Reva provides excellent care to our residents. They consistently tell us they enjoy when she is working and have nothing but positive things to say about her. Reva is a mentor to new employees and trains them to have the same strong work ethic as she does. She is flexible, works with both post-hospital patients and long-term care residents, and does so with a smile and a positive attitude. I am excited that she plans to pursue a nursing degree, and I know she will be a wonderful nurse."
The Sandy Rasmussen Scholarship is available to Dove Healthcare employees pursuing postsecondary education at an accredited technical college or four-year university.