Marian Constance Medeiros Tuition Assistance Fund Supports 36 Dependents with $18,000 in Tuition Assistance

graduationThe Sisters of St. Francis and their School of Nursing left a positive, lasting impression on Marian Constance Medeiros. Before she passed away, she had established a trust fund that was named the Marian Constance Medeiros Tuition Assistance Fund to be used for scholarships for children of St. Francis Healthcare System.   The fund, managed by St. Francis Healthcare Foundation of Hawaii, has provided tuition assistance to dependents of employees since 1999. This year, $500 scholarship awards were given to 36 dependents.  Tuition assistance is available as a benefit to dependent children of regular full time and part-time employees of the St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii and its subsidiaries who have at least five years of service and are in good standing.

The children must be under age 23 and be wholly dependent upon the employee, be unmarried, and enrolled in or planning to enroll in an educational institution as a full-time student, kindergarten through college, including post graduate and technical schools.  The awards are based solely an employee’s good standing at work and the intent of the employee to carry forth the mission and exemplify the values of St. Francis Healthcare System.  Congratulations to the following students and their parents:

Arthur Mauga, Kamehameha Schools, son of Melissa Ah Ho Mauga, Director of Revenue Management, Finance

Abigail Andres, University of Hawaii-Manoa, and Anabel Andres, Damien Memorial School, children of Marcia Andres, Hospice Aide with St. Francis Hospice (home hospice)

Michael Apo, Leeward Community College, son of Brenda Apo, LPN, with St. Francis Hospice-West

Jayme Cabanas, University of Hawaii-Manoa, daughter of Emma Cabanas, RN, of St. Francis Hospice-West

Paolo James Castro and Kim Pee Castro, University of Hawaii-Manoa, children of Edith Castro, Personal Care Attendant, with St. Francis Health Services for Senior Citizens (bathing services)

Jacob Correa, St. Louis School; Jesse Correa, Western Oregon University; and Joseph Correa, Chaminade University of Honolulu; sons of Jerry Correa, President and CEO of St. Francis Healthcare System

Caleb Cua, Cathedral Catholic Academy, son of Chantilly Holani, Patient Account Specialist with Business Services

Christian Mark, Universal Technical Institute, son of Elizabeth Dalo, Personal Care Attendant, with St. Francis Health Services for Senior Citizens (bathing services)

Jimmy Gallagher, University of Hawaii-Manoa, son of James Gallagher, Physical Therapy/ Assistant with St. Francis Home Care Services (home health)

Matthew Guerero, Occidental College, son of F. John Guerero, RN with St. Francis Hospice (home hospice)

Brandon Ilaban, University of Hawaii-Manoa; and Brysyn Ilaban, University of Hawaii-West Oahu, sons of  Vicky Ilaban of Human Resources

Chloe, Kainalu and Paisley Kaahanui, St. Theresa School, and Kyndall Moi-Simeona, University of Hawaii-Manoa, children of Gisele Kaahanui, Foundation Program Coordinator of St. Francis Healthcare Foundation

Stephanie Lum, Fairleigh Dickinson University, daughter of Theresa Lum, RN, of St. Francis Hospice-Nuuanu

Megan McInnis, University of Hawaii-Manoa, daughter of Peggy McInnis, RN, of St. Francis Hospice (home hospice)

Meleana Morioka, Occidental College, daughter of Jocelyn Kihara-Morioka, Call Center Representative.

Ryu Murashige, Hongwanji Mission School, son of Becki Murashige, Vice President – Care Services

Brandon Nakamura, Hawaii Baptist Academy , son of Paul Nakamura, Business Manager with St. Francis Hospice;

Triston Ocoma-Neyra, Seattle Pacific University, son of Maria Ocoma, Business Services Supervisor with St. Francis Hospice

Hazel Padilla, Heald Business College, daughter of Ana Padilla, Nursing Assistant with St. Francis Hospice-West

Nicolette Saavedra, Leeward Community College, daughter of Sabrina Saavedra, Personal Care Attendant with St. Francis Health Services for Senior Citizens (bathing services)

Micah Sialana, Concordia University – Irvine, son of Lynn Sialana, Occupational Therapist with Francis Home Care Services (home health)

Seth Simon, Punahou School, son of Gary Simon, Executive Director of St. Francis Hospice

Devan Stubblefield, St. Louis School, son of Stephanie Stubblefiled, RN of St. Francis Hospice-West

Tamlyn Tamura, Punahou School, daughter of Cheryl Tamura, Director of  Development and Communications with St. Francis Healthcare Foundation;

Jaydon Tomas and Kailee Tomas, both of Our Lady of Good Counsel School, children of Darrin Tomas, EMR Coordinator, Information Services

Emi Marie Watanabe, University of Hawaii West Oahu, daughter of Mary Lou Watanabe, RN of St. Francis Hosipice-West

Jasmine Lin-Wo, Maryknoll School, daughter of David Wo, Secretary with St. Francis Hospice.