Auxiliary at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital gifts $25,000 to Nursing Program

The Auxiliary at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital recently donated $25,000 to Kent State University at Trumbull’s Nursing program. The gift will establish a new scholarship endowment that will provide support to nursing students from Trumbull and Mahoning Counties. The volunteer organization was established in 2017. It supports health and wellness initiatives within the local community. Proceeds from The Gift Shop at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital made the donation possible.

“Scholarships are so critical to student success,” Dave Smith, director of philanthropy at the Trumbull Campus said. “The need is greater now than ever as students continue to face unforeseen financial challenges associated with the current pandemic. This generous gift will provide much-needed assistance to future nurses that will work in our local hospitals and healthcare facilities.”

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree can be completed in its entirety at Kent State Trumbull. For more information about the Nursing program or for ways to support the campus, visit

The Gift Shop at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital, currently closed due to COVID, operates with the help of volunteers. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer should call Joan Guido at 330-637-0805.

(Pictured, left-right) Dean Daniel Palmer; Joan Guido; Kathy Dwinnels, Associate Professor/Nursing Coordinator; Dave Smith, Director of Philanthropy; Patti Augustine: and then Debbie Gold.  Not pictured: Barb Katzenberger.


POSTED: Monday, March 8, 2021 03:12 PM
Updated: Friday, December 9, 2022 02:19 PM