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Meet the 2024 Health Care Professional Development Awards Recipients

Vice Chair of the Foundation Board, Camille Bailer (centre), presents cheques to award recipients Brooke Miller (L) and Lacey Nikipelo (R).
Vice Chair of the Foundation Board, Camille Bailer (centre), presents cheques to award recipients Brooke Miller (L) and Lacey Nikipelo (R).

The Foundation congratulates Brooke Miller and Lacey Nikipelo as the Health Care Professional Development Award recipients for 2024.

Brooke is currently employed full-time at the Leduc Community Hospital in the Diagnostic Imaging department as administrative support and also works as a casual unit clerk. She is enrolled in the Addictions Counselling Diploma program at Northern Lakes College and seeks to fulfill her dream of working in the mental health and addictions field to support individuals and families in the community.

"I have confidence that becoming an addictions counsellor/social worker is going to be very fitting for my future. Although I still have three more years of school, I know that I will not lose sight of the rewarding and life-changing career that I am meant to be part of."

Lacey is a Licensed Practical Nurse in the ER department at the hospital, bridging her way to a Registered Nurse designation through her studies at Athabasca University. Working full-time and doing a full-time course load in post-secondary, Lacey is proud of the commitment she has made towards becoming an RN.

"With my continuing education, I use my daily experiences at work towards my courses. New information and studies are being updated all the time in the medical profession. It is so important to stay informed and keep up with the knowledge needed to be a proficient health care provider."

Established in 2021, the Health Care Professional Development Awards support continuing education and professional development opportunities, such as courses or seminars, for health care professionals working in the Leduc region.

Applicants are required to submit an application form, a one-page essay detailing why continuing education/professional development is important to them and their chosen health care profession, a resume and confirmation of registration for a continuing education and/or professional development course or seminar. Applications are evaluated by a committee of the board using an established criteria and scoring system. Confirmation of registration and completion of the course/seminar is required prior to awards being administered. A maximum of two (2) awards up to $500 each will be awarded annually to eligible applicants.

The call for applications for 2025 will take place this fall. Announcements and updates will be posted at on the Scholarships and Awards page and the Foundation's socials.

This initiative would not be possible without the support of the Foundation's generous donors and supporters.