Summary of Richard Luebke Memorial Scholarship Program

Richard (Dick) Luebke, Sr. passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2008. Former president and founder of Pima Medical Institute, a long-time accredited ABHES institution with over a dozen campuses, Dick served the ABHES Commission diligently for many years and was a true supporter and friend of education and accreditation. This deep dedication was evidenced most recently by his being awarded the Recognition of Excellence Award at ABHES’ 2005 National Conference on Allied Health Education.

A Memorial Scholarship has been developed by ABHES in Dick’s memory. The Memorial Scholarship plaque will be presented to Dick’s family at the 2010 National Conference on Allied Health Education.

Our plans for the scholarship are as follows:

One individual will be chosen for this one-time scholarship. If contributions total more than the expected need, additional scholarships may be awarded in subsequent years.

Nominations from the Chief Executive Officer, President or Director of an ABHES-accredited institution or program will be accepted. The nominations must include the following information:
? Name, address and telephone number of nominee
? Reasons for nomination
? Program of interest
? Program’s tuition including books and fees

Recipient Institution
The winner will receive a scholarship to the ABHES-accredited institution or program from which the nomination was made.

How to Donate
A check or money order for the amount you wish to contribute made payable to ABHES. The notation “Scholarship Contribution” should be made on the check or money order.

Deadline Date
Nominations and donations will be accepted through November 15, 2009.

Scholarship Committee
Carol Moneymaker, ABHES Executive Director
Michael White, ABHES Director of Regulatory Affairs and Legal Advisor
Melvyn Weiner, President, Mandl School (ABHES member representative)
Dr. Dolores Gioffre (Public Representative)
Christopher Luebke (Family Representative)

Selection Process
The Scholarship Committee will select at least one scholarship recipient by December 1, 2009, and the winner will be immediately advised of his or her selection.

Scholarship Presentation
The scholarship will be presented to the winner at the 7th annual National Conference on Allied Health Education. Through sponsorship, the winner will receive complimentary conference registration, 2 nights’ hotel and airfare.

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