The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical has awarded Esther L. Werner & Helene Barter Scholarships to two employees for 2015. The $750 scholarship recipients are Diane Milbrand and Darren Vukovic.
Milbrand has been employed at Niagara Falls Memorial for 11 years as a nuclear medical technologist. She resides in North Tonawanda with her husband and four children.
Vukovic has been employed by the medical center for three years as an athletic trainer assigned to North Tonawanda High School. He lives in North Tonawanda with his wife and three children.
Both Milbrand and Vukovic will complete their master's degree this spring.
The scholarship is awarded annually to a Memorial employee who is pursuing additional education in the health care field. It is named for Werner, Memorial's first social work director, and her sister, a medical center volunteer. Both were longtime auxiliary members.