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GBCF announces 2011 Dr. John J. Mingenback Scholarship recipients
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Brent Stoss
The Mingenback family recently awarded two scholarships from the Dr. John J. Mingenback Health Professions Scholarship Fund at the Golden Belt Community Foundation. The scholarship was established by the Mingenback family for aspiring health practitioners, which encourages personal and professional commitment to the community. Dr. John, as Dr. John J. Mingenback was known to his many patients, embodied the characteristics of servant leadership. Always dedicated to the patients understanding of dental health and preventative care, Dr. Johns philosophy was one of serving his patients. Through 47 years of practice, he often knew three-to-four generations within a family who chose him for their dentist. This was the ultimate compliment to Dr John and due to his ability to know his patients as friends his family and community benefited. Dr. Mingenback loved his patients, took an interest in their lives, eased their pain and followed Golden Rule throughout his career in the Golden Belt. The recipients of the 2011 Dr. John J. Mingenback Health Professions Scholarship are Brent Stoss and Taycee Bunn. Brent Stoss is a 2011 graduate of Great Bend High School. In high school, Brent was a member of the FFA Club, National Honor Society, Choir, A Cappella Choir, as well as participating in numerous sports. Brent plans to attend Barton Community College to complete general education classes. After Barton, Brent will study Forensic Science at Fort Hays State University. Taycee Bunn is a 2011 graduate of Great Bend High School. In high school, Taycee was a member of Kayettes, Future Business Leaders of America, DECA, Freshman Mentoring Program, as well as participating in numerous sports. Taycee has volunteered for Job Olympics, Food Drives, Camp Hope, Santas Workshop, and Trick or Treat for UNICEF. After completing the Barton Community College Student Athletic Training Program and general education classes, Taycee plans to attend KU to study Physical Therapy. At $7 million in total assets and over 120 funds under management, the Golden Belt Community Foundation has been helping donors fulfill their charitable wishes since 1996. For more information about the Golden Belt Community Foundation, call (620) 792-3000 or visit their website at