Memorial scholarship established for Penn College radiography graduate
A scholarship has been created at Pennsylvania College of Technology memorializing Bethany G. Hughes, an August 2013 graduate of the college’s radiography program who was killed in an automobile accident in Fairfield Township on Nov. 22, 2013.
The Bethany Hughes Memorial Radiography Scholarship has been established by the Hughes family: her father, Charles; mother, Kathleen; and sister, Heidi.
The scholarship is endowed and will generate initial awards of $1,000 annually. It will benefit full-time radiography students in their second year of study who have completed their first summer clinical experience and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Hughes received the Evangelical Community Hospital Radiography Student Achievement Award and the Radiography Major Faculty and Staff Award before August commencement at Penn College.
Following graduation, she was employed as an X-ray technician at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. She also worked at Rite Aid in Montoursville as a pharmacy technician.
“Bethany was an excellent student, but even more than that, she was a wonderful person,” said Karen L. Plankenhorn, clinical supervisor of radiography. “She was one of those rare individuals who made those around her want to be a better person, both personally and professionally. She changed lives in a positive way. Bethany is sadly missed by all of those who knew her, but it is comforting to know that she will continue to make a difference in people’s lives through this generous gift for Penn College radiography students.”
Students interested in applying for this and the more than 200 scholarships administered by the Penn College Foundation may visit www.pct.edu/ scholarships and complete the online scholarship application.