Brittany (Ranger) Stoecker graduated from Gillespie High School in 2009, earning a W. E. Schmidt Family Foundation Scholarship. She used the $500 award for tuition at Lewis and Clark Community College (LCCC) in Godfrey, Illinois.
Brittany studied nursing at LCCC and later transferred to Benedictine University in Springfield, Illinois, where she earned her BSN, RN degree in 2012.
She is currently a surgery nurse at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield where she "admits surgical patients and cares for recovering patients post-operatively."
Brittany and her husband Jeff Stoecker married in 2009. They have a four-year old daughter named Makenzie. She and Jeff "enjoy spending time with family, watching our little girl grow too fast!" says Brittany.
On the horizon are more studies. She plans to continue her education to earn a master's degree in nursing.
"My career in nursing has given me the opportunity to work in many different areas and to gain more experience and knowledge," she says. These experiences make her want to grow in her career. "I look forward to many more years of patient care and helping those in need."
Brittany says she appreciates the Partnership's W.E. Schmidt Family Foundation Scholarship because it "helped with the cost of buying books for my nursing degree."
Brittany is the daughter of Mike and Laura Ranger of rural Wilsonville.