Milford Hospital awards annual scholarships

On June 25, 2012 the Milford Hospital foundation presented four scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Funded by the Milford Hospital Employee Giving Campaign, these scholarships are awarded annually to a child, grandchild, niece or nephew of a current Milford Hospital employee.

The Milford Hospital Foundation announced that this year’s recipients are Tiffany Arias, Christian Lesage, William Villa, Jr. and Derek Mauriello.

Milford Hospital’s President/CEO Joe Pelaccia said, “It was a difficult selection process, this year’s applicants were all very well qualified. The scholarship recipients were chosen for their academic excellence, extracurricular activities and community involvement.”
Tiffany Arias, is a graduate of Stratford High School and the niece Cecilia Torres, a Radiology Scheduler at Milford Hospital. Tiffany’s honor roll performance accompanied by her numerous extracurricular activities and community involvement have made her very deserving of this scholarship. Tiffany will be attending the University of New Haven in pursuit of a career as speech language pathologist.

Christian Lesage, is an alum of Lyman Hall High School and his father, David, is an electrician here at Milford Hospital. Christian will be attending Cornell University and will be studying plant science in order to purse a career as a plant pathologist.  During his tenure at Lyman Hall, Christian was part of the National Honors Society and received a certificate in Agricultural Education from the Connecticut FFA Chapter. Christian’s outstanding academic record has made him worthy of this scholarship.


William Villa, Jr., is a Radiology Aide and a recent graduate of Stratford High School. William has worked with the Stratford EMS for four years and is also part of the National Honor Society. He will be joining the Fairfield University Class of 2016 as a Biology/Pre-Med major and hopes to be an Emergency Room Physician in the future.  When William is not working at Milford Hospital, he can be found at Stratford EMS Post 4911 or working in retail at Old Navy.

Derek Mauriello is the son of Debra Mauriello, Director of the Department of Radiology at Milford Hospital. Derek is a graduate of Notre Dame High School of West Haven and will begin to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice at the University of New Haven. Derek’s outstanding academic performances, along with his community involvement have earned him the Milford Hospital Foundation Scholarship.  Derek hopes to pursue tenure in the United States Military followed by a career in law enforcement.

Milford Hospital congratulates the four recipients and their families and wishes them much success in their future pursuits.
(PHOTO:   left to right:   Derek Mauriello,  Tiffany Arias,  William Villa and Christian Lesage)

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