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Education

Heflebower scholarship awarded

Tara Murillo of LaSalle is the winner of the 2017 Dolores “Dee” Heflebower Memorial Nursing Scholarship, an award supported by an Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation fund established by Anne (center) and the late Don Baker of Peru in memory of their daughter, the late Dolores “Dee” Heflebower. Murillo (right), an IVCH transitional care nurse who earned her associate’s degree at Illinois Valley Community College, is working on a Bachelor of Science in Nursing through Purdue University Northwest. Also pictured is Linda Gorr, the Bakers’ daughter. To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, a student needs to have completed the first year of a college nursing program and be a resident of LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam or Marshall counties.

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