Clark, Shumway honored for volunteer hours at St. Luke’s Hospital

Published 5:23 pm Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Virginia Clark and Jean Shumway received special recognition during a luncheon for St. Luke’s Hospital volunteers. (photo submitted by Jennifer Wilson)

At the recent volunteer service award luncheon, two long-time volunteers with the St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary received special recognition for their service and commitment to St. Luke’s Hospital. Virginia Clark was awarded for having the most service hours, totaling 8,716 hours, while Jean Shumway was honored for having accumulated the most hours during the 2011 calendar year, 1,171 hours.
Clark began volunteering at the St. Luke’s Hospital Thrift Shop in 1990 shortly after moving to Tryon. She has served as thrift shop co-chairperson and Tuesday Day chair. In 2002, nominated by the auxiliary as one of the five Polk County recipients, she received the N.C. Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service.
For the past 10 years she has served as the treasurer of the hospital auxiliary. With degrees in English and accounting from McMasten University in Hamilton, Ontario, she’s a graduate of the American Institute of Banking. Clark retired in late 1989 as a senior vice president with the Bank of New England in Boston, Mass.
Jean Shumway, a retired nurse, lives in Columbus with her husband, Jack. She completed her BSN degree at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio and her RN degree at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Conn.
She has also worked as a club specialist with Curves International and was named Mentor of the Year for Curves in 2003.
Shumway recently completed a three-year term as St. Luke’s auxiliary president and remains as a St. Luke’s Hospital volunteer. She is currently serving on the St. Luke’s Hospital board of trustees and the St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation board of trustees.
– article submitted
by Jennifer Wilson

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