Hohe Scholarships assist four Saint Francis students

Pictured from left, Erica Carroll, Kelly Ditzler, Sara Hoffman and Nicole Shaw
Pictured from left, Erica Carroll, Kelly Ditzler, Sara Hoffman and Nicole Shaw Photos provided.

Erica Carroll, Kelly Ditzler, Sara Hoffman and Nicole Shaw have been awarded 2013 Dr. John and Marjorie Hohe University of Saint Francis Scholarships through the Huntington County Community Foundation.

Carroll, a graduating senior at Huntington North High School, will be majoring in nursing. She is the daughter of Rose and Brian Carroll, of Warren.

Carroll was a freshmen mentor and council member, as well as a math tutor. She attended Hoosier Girls State and volunteers at Parkview Huntington Hospital and through 4-H at Heritage Pointe nursing home.

Ditzler, a 2011 graduate of Huntington North, is a junior majoring in radiologic technology. She is the daughter of Gina and Jim Ditzler, of Huntington.

She is captain of the cross country and track teams at USF and volunteers to assist runners after Fort 4 Fitness races, as well as tutoring anatomy students at USF. Her hope is to gain membership in Lambda Nu National Honor Society for radiologic and imaging sciences.

Hoffman, a 2012 graduate of Huntington North, is a sophomore studying toward a BSN in nursing. Her career goal, after gaining some nursing experience, is to be a labor and delivery nurse or return to school to earn a doctor of nursing practice.

Shaw, a 2008 graduate from Huntington North, will graduate in May 2014 with a master's in nursing as a family nurse practitioner (FNP). She is the daughter of Susan Denman, of Warren, and Todd Shaw, of Columbia City.

She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the National Honor Society of Nursing, and volunteers at the Fort Wayne Charis House Clinic and the Community Harvest Food Bank.

The Dr. John Hohe and Marjorie Hohe Scholarship was established in 1999 by Dr. John Hohe, a retired dentist, and his wife, Marjorie. The purpose of the scholarship is assist students attending the University of Saint Francis.