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Remsing receives CARTI scholarship

Four college graduates were among the pediatric cancer survivors honored at the CARTI Kids Dennis Jungmeyer Scholarship Awards on June 11 at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock. Presenting commemorative gifts to the scholars, CARTI Foundation board members Dennis Jungmeyer (far left) and Gayla Thompson (far right) recognized, from center left: Patrick Wyerick, of Maumelle; Morgan Butler, of Hope; Colleen Hathaway, of Sherwood; and Stephen Clem, of Hot Springs.
Four college graduates were among the pediatric cancer survivors honored at the CARTI Kids Dennis Jungmeyer Scholarship Awards on June 11 at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock. Presenting commemorative gifts to the scholars, CARTI Foundation board members Dennis Jungmeyer (far left) and Gayla Thompson (far right) recognized, from center left: Patrick Wyerick, of Maumelle; Morgan Butler, of Hope; Colleen Hathaway, of Sherwood; and Stephen Clem, of Hot Springs.

Stephanie Remsing, 21, of Maumelle, is among 21 pediatric cancer survivors selected this year to receive Dennis Jungmeyer Scholarships valued at $2,500 each and awarded by the CARTI Foundation in Little Rock.

Presented annually to current or former CARTI pediatric cancer patients, the scholarships are named in honor of Dennis Jungmeyer, of North Little Rock. Jungmeyer is a CARTI Foundation Board Member and prostate cancer survivor.

Diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma at the age of 12, Remsing is a recent graduate of Pulaski Technical College where she earned an Associate of Science degree and will begin studies this fall at the Baptist Health School of Nursing. She is the daughter of Steve and Dana Remsing of Maumelle.

Selected to speak on behalf of the Jungmeyer Scholars Class of 2013, Remsing also received recognition as the recipient of the Susie and Dr. W. Ducote HaynesFellowship Award. Presented for study in a medical or health-related field, the award is sponsored by Susie and Ducote Haynes, M.D. of Little Rock.

Recipients of the 16th annual CARTI Kids Dennis Jungmeyer Scholarship Awards were honored at a special presentation ceremony held June 11 at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock. First Lady Ginger Beebe assisted Jungmeyer in presenting scholars with their awards.

In addition to Remsing, other 2013 Jungmeyer Scholars are: Heidi Abston, of Searcy; Khadijah Alexander, of Little Rock; Danielle Brazier, of Batesville; Ryan Dickerson, of Little Rock; David Durham, of Lonoke; Sean Elkins, of Branson, Mo.; Phyllis Everette, of Morrilton; Ty Granberry, of New Boston, Texas; Natalie Harris, of Camden; Darius Hawkins, of Camden; Danny Henderson, Jr., of Lockesburg; Tyler Hudock, of Rogers; Griffin Marczuk, of Little Rock; Blake Maynard, of Sherwood; Angela Payne, of Vilonia; Elise Porter, of Columbia, Mo.; Tyler Robbins, of Malvern; Allison Stanley, of Texarkana, Texas; Jake Stevens, of Rogers; and Shayla Turner, of Paragould.

The Z. Lynn Zeno Award for outstanding philanthropic leadership and volunteerism on behalf of the CARTI Kids program was presented to Judy Kohn Tenenbaum.

Also recognized at the awards ceremony was Maumelle pediatric cancer survivor Patrick Wyerick, 27.

One of four Jungmeyer Scholars who graduated during the past academic year, Wyerick was presented with an engraved clock commemorating the completion of his degree program. In addition to the graduation gift, Wyerck and his fellow Jungmeyer graduates will also have their names engraved on a bronze leaf to be added to the CARTI Tree of Life wall sculpture housed at CARTI administrative offices in Little Rock.

Wyerick graduated in December 2012 from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a double major in economics and finance. Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease at the age of 13, he is the son of Kyle Kilgore, of Maumelle, and the late Catherine Kilgore.

CARTI is a nonprofit cancer care center with facilities located in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Conway, Mountain Home and Searcy. The CARTI Foundation was incorporated in 1983 as a non-profit organization to assist CARTI in meeting the current and future needs of Arkansas cancer patients and their families.

For more information, visit www.carti.com.

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