County medical care facilities issue $12,000 in college scholarships around Michigan

County medical care facilities issue $12,000 in college scholarships around Michigan

The Michigan County Medical Care Facilities Council, a coalition of 34 county-owned facilities across the state, has announced the recipients of its 2019 Gary Easton MCMCFC Scholarship Awards. In 2018, the scholarship was renamed in honor of Gary Easton, who served as the Administrator at the Lapeer County Medical Care Facility for 40 years. Easton also is a former MCMCFC president and has served as chair of the Scholarship Committee since its inception in 1989.

Twelve people (see list below) were chosen to receive $1,000 scholarships in 2019. Recipients must be enrolled in a health-related program and be an employee of a Medical Care Facility (MCF) or related to an employee.

“These scholarships are direct investments in the people who ensure, or will ensure, the best possible care for our residents across Michigan,” said Don Haney, administrator at Thornapple Manor MCF and president of the MCMCFC Board.

Recipient Awarding Facility
Kayla Crawford Tuscola County MCF
Julie Limbaugh Pleasant View MCF (Shiawassee)
Elise Donahue Jackson County MCF
Jordan Mayes Ingham County MCF
Kate Fletcher Thornapple Manor MCF (Barry)
Jenna Nichols Iron County MCF
Melissa Forrester Bay Bluffs MCF (Emmet)
Brianna Slosser Lapeer County MCF
Krista Fuller Marquette County MCF
Naomi Stanfold Lapeer County MCF
Breanna Herman Tuscola County MCF
Amber Stover Iron County MCF

Since 2000, The MCMCFC Scholarship Fund has awarded nearly $140,000 in scholarship funds to 156 students. Our three scholarships (see below) combined are funded through the organization’s annual golf outing, silent auction and raffle held during our Spring Management Conference and have awarded just over $163,000 to nearly 200 deserving students.

In addition to the Easton Scholarships, MCMCFC partners annually with the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation on a scholarship program and collaborates with Ferris State University on the Mike Shira Memorial Scholarship.

For more information about the council and its members, visit