Fall 2014 Maude Bigford Scholarship Recipient: Aubry Hire

Name: Aubry Hire

Year: Senior

Major: Nursing

Photo courtesy of Aubrey Hire

Photo courtesy of Aubrey Hire

Involvement: Ferris Student Nursing Association (junior year to present), Red Cross (sophomore year), Honors Peer Mentor (sophomore year), Crafters Anonymous (freshman year), IM Slow Pitch Softball, Student Athletic Trainer, The Big Event, Relay for Life, Blood Drives, donating hair for cancer patients, Riverview Elementary Fitness Day, care packages for troops overseas

Achievements/awards: Maude Bigford Scholarship (Fall 2014), Dean’s Scholarship (2011-present), Michigan Competitive Scholarship (Fall 2013 to present), The Bernard F. and Melissa Ann Bailey Family Fund Healthcare Scholarship (Fall 2014), J. Paul Janes Scholarship (2011)

Due to her outstanding achievement in the Honors Program, Aubry Hire was chosen to receive the Maude Bigford Scholarship this fall.

When asked why she thought she stood out among applicants, Aubry responded by saying that her community service experiences set her apart.

“Community service has always been a huge part of my life, as my high school required 100 hours to graduate, and that has carried over into my college life,” she said. “It’s something that helps others, but it also enriches your own life.”

Photo courtesy of Aubrey Hire

Photo courtesy of Aubrey Hire

Aubry also lends a hand to others on a day-to-day basis through her job as a Student Athletic Trainer. She loves her work so much she claimed it’s been her favorite experience at Ferris. I bet most students aren’t able to say that about their college job!

“I have met new people from the student athletes to the people who work in the offices to the coaches to my co-workers and bosses,” she said. “I have learned so much about communication, both with co-workers and injured athletes; this is an invaluable skill that will help me in any future jobs that I may hold.”

Aubry also went on to explain that the skills she’s learned, such as taping ankles, emergency procedures, and treating field injuries have given her the confidence she needs to “make a smooth transition to working as a nurse.”

Working in a hospital in Michigan and living in a castle one day are some of Aubry’s future aspirations. She would like to give a shout out to her parents, brother, and extended family for all their love and support during her journey at Ferris.

Congratulations Aubry and good luck with you future! Especially the castle part–that is an awesome goal.


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