The 2013 winner of Riverside Health System’s Jean Raines Family Scholarship, pharmacy school student and Melfa native Kaylyn Chandler, already exemplifies the role of an ambitious health care professional, and she is full of hometown pride for the
The Jean Raines Family Scholarship program was established by Riverside Health System and the family of Jean Raines. Its purpose is to allow and encourage the children and grandchildren of Riverside Health System employees to pursue educational goals that support both personal and professional development.
Jean Raines, Riverside Health System's Vice President of Education for more than 40 years, passed away in 2002. She had a meaningful career of teaching and helping others. Her commitment to lifelong learning and education lives on through the winners of the scholarship established in her name by her small, close-knit family who loved her immensely.
When her father, Foston Chandler, was diagnosed with cancer, she learned a lot about his medications, and it helped that she had begun her pharmacy education. "Dad was on a lot of meds, and it helped that I could ask my faculty about the side effects. I hope that as a pharmacist one day I can help answer questions for someone and reassure them about their treatments,"
For the past five years,
Published: January 14, 2014