NIAGARA HOSPICE EMPLOYEE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED
Tom Stoll of Lockport was recently awarded the first Hallet B. Addoms Engineering Scholarship. The scholarship was established for Niagara Hospice by long time Niagara Falls resident and community advocate Peggy Addoms. An active supporter of Niagara Hospice for several years, Peg worked to establish the scholarship for Niagara Hospice employees and their families. She approached Niagara Hospice last spring about establishing the award in her husband's name as a way for her family to encourage students to pursue careers in engineering, as Hal once did, while at the same time helping Niagara Hospice continue to recruit and retain top talent. This year is the first year in which the scholarship has been given. Recipient Tom Stoll will continue pursuing his bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering at the University at Buffalo.
The Hallet B. Addoms Engineering Award is given to students intending to study in the field of engineering. Hal was a chemical engineering graduate of Yale University, Class of 1940. He was a self-supporting student, dedicated to his goal of making a difference in the world. Hal began his career in 1940 in Wilmington, Delaware, from there to Virginia, Tennessee, and Kansas, settling in Niagara Falls in 1945. He was employed by Niagara Alkali, Hooker, and Occidental Chemical, from which he retired in 1954.
Niagara Hospice has provided end-of-life comfort, care and support since 1988 to over 25,000 Niagara County individuals and families faced with terminal illness. No one is ever denied hospice care due to inability to pay. For more information, visit NiagaraHospice.org or call 716-HOSPICE.