January 23, 2015 - Three junior physician assistant studies majors from King’s College have received $2,500 scholarships from The Peyton Walker Foundation. The foundation was established to honor Peyton Walker, a King’s physician assistant studies major and a classmate of the three scholarship recipients. Walker died unexpectedly in November 2013 from sudden cardiac arrest.
The scholarships are designed to assist third-year undergraduate students matriculating into the Physician Assistant Program at King's. Selection was based on academic achievement and financial need.
Pictured, from left, are scholarship recipients Amanda Paterno, Paul Boyer, and Amylyn Mortimer. Boyer and Walker were also classmates at Trinity High School in Mechanicsburg.
In addition to providing student scholarships, the mission of The Peyton Walker Foundation is to also increase awareness and survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest incidents through education, screenings, and training. Based in Mechanicsburg, the foundation is planning its first series of free screenings for students and student athletes this spring.