Kadlec Foundation Scholarship recipient, Tiffany Ashbaker.

     Kadlec Foundation has long supported local health care students. One of those future nurses enrolled in the WSU Tri-Cities nursing program is Tiffany Ashbaker, who at 43-years old, calls herself a non-traditional student.

     The mother of three teenagers went back to school to become a nurse.

     “I juggle work, school and family,” Tiffany said.  “It’s a lot, but I’m excited about working in nursing.”

     Tiffany earned her AAS from Columbia Basin College before entering the WSU Tri-Cities nursing program.

      “I used to volunteer at OHSU for children with long-term illnesses,” she said, “and it was a neat experience.  I also volunteered with adults who had developmental disabilities.”

     Those experiences helped Tiffany decide to pursue nursing, “and I hope to work with patients who need long-term health treatment.”

     While at WSU Tri-Cities, Tiffany applied for a Kadlec Foundation scholarship to help with her school expenses. 

    “I applied, but didn’t think I would meet the requirements,” she said.  “When I got it, it made me so happy and it made a huge difference. As excited as I was to get the scholarship, I could also see my children strive to do a little better in school so they could receive scholarships, too, someday.”

     She will graduate in December of 2015 with a bachelor of science in nursing.  Meanwhile, she is taking her classes in the new nursing education center.


Kadlec Foundation Scholarship recipient, Tiffany Ashbaker.

     Kadlec Foundation has long supported local health care students. One of those future nurses enrolled in the WSU Tri-Cities nursing program is Tiffany Ashbaker, who at 43-years old, calls herself a non-traditional student.

     The mother of three teenagers went back to school to become a nurse.

     “I juggle work, school and family,” Tiffany said.  “It’s a lot, but I’m excited about working in nursing.”

     Tiffany earned her AAS from Columbia Basin College before entering the WSU Tri-Cities nursing program.

      “I used to volunteer at OHSU for children with long-term illnesses,” she said, “and it was a neat experience.  I also volunteered with adults who had developmental disabilities.”

     Those experiences helped Tiffany decide to pursue nursing, “and I hope to work with patients who need long-term health treatment.”

     While at WSU Tri-Cities, Tiffany applied for a Kadlec Foundation scholarship to help with her school expenses. 

    “I applied, but didn’t think I would meet the requirements,” she said.  “When I got it, it made me so happy and it made a huge difference. As excited as I was to get the scholarship, I could also see my children strive to do a little better in school so they could receive scholarships, too, someday.”

     She will graduate in December of 2015 with a bachelor of science in nursing.  Meanwhile, she is taking her classes in the new nursing education center.

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