Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Cheshire Woman Honored For Volunteer Work at Masonicare

           A Cheshire woman who works as hospice volunteer at Masonicare's Home Health & Hospice has been selected to receive the organization's Dedicated to Outstanding Volunteer Excellence award.

Michaela Hauser-Wagner (shown at left) was presented the award in a ceremony recently at the Wallingford office of Masonicare's Home Health & Hospice. The award is given annually to one volunteer who exhibits exceptional dedication to the program and exemplifies the true spirit of hospice care, said Jolan Szollosi, volunteer coordinator for the Wallingford hospice team.

 "Michaela has been a wonderful asset to our team,"  Szollosi said. " Her personal hobby is creating collages, and she has used that talent to create many collages with her patients. The collages are completely designed by the patients and are a wonderful expression of who they are."
  Hauser-Wagner has been a volunteer in the Wallingford office of Masonicare's Home Health & Hospice since 2010, Szollosi said.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Wallingford-based Proton OnSite has announced the latest winners of its scholarship program.

The program is now in its third year and awards three high school seniors $100,000 each to allow them to pursue a four-year undergraduate degree in the field of science or technology. The program has given out nearly $2 million since it started.

This year's winners are:

 - Alan Rozet, Rocky Point, NY who wants to pursue a degree in physics. 
 - Jared Diou-Cass of Manchester, Maine, who is looking to study environmental science and engineering in college.
 - Katherine Stone, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., who will study materials engineering in college.

The finalists for are evaluated on the basis of academic performance, strength of application, financial need, commitment to further education in a science- or technology-related field, demonstrated leadership, work ethic and community involvement, said Tom Sullivan, chairman of Proton OnSite.
“As a country, we need to focus more on science and technology," said Sullivan. “That's why we're rewarding Alan, Jared and Katherine – these remarkable students possess the ability, drive and potential to be our next science and technology leaders.”

Proton OnSite produces equipment that makes hydrogen for vehicles and other purposes. The company also develops nitrogen and air generators.

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