Community Foundation announces recipients of 2019 Epplin Health Profession Scholarship

Megan Breslin (left) and Hallie Waggoner (right)

Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Megan Breslin and Hallie Waggoner have been named recipients of the 2019 Thomas J. Epplin Health Profession Scholarship. The recipients each received a $1,000 scholarship.

Megan Breslin is a 2019 graduate of Pinckneyville High School and plans to attend Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Hallie Waggoner is also a 2019 graduate of Pinckneyville High School and plans to attend Belmont University.

The Thomas J. Epplin Health Profession Scholarship is available for graduates and current seniors of Pinckneyville High School, Vandalia High School, or St. Anthony High School (Effingham). The scholarship provides assistance to students seeking health profession careers.

Dr. Thomas J. Epplin was born and raised in Pinckneyville, Illinois. He was a dentist in Vandalia, Illinois for 25 years where he was an active member of his parish, president of the Fayette County Health Department, and a member of various professional organizations. He was an avid supporter of St. Anthony High School in Effingham, Illinois during the years his daughter attended. Tom was also passionate about promoting educational opportunities for students in all walks of life. This scholarship has been made possible by the generous gifts of family and friends who wish to carry on Dr. Epplin’s legacy.

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