Tim Wilmet Memorial Scholarship
Tim Wilmet, a Bellin MRI department employee, passed away on November 22, 2016. This scholarship has been established at the Bellin Health Foundation by his wife Jody, his daughter Lauren, and his son Christopher; along with family and friends. Its goal is to support educational scholarships for Bellin College Radiologic Sciences students.
Tim graduated from the Bellin School of X-ray Technology in 1977. He became a Bellin Imaging department employee and was promoted to section leader within a few years. In 1987, Northeast Wisconsin MRI Center (NEW MRI) was established, and Tim became the very first MRI technologist north of Milwaukee and Madison.
For 15 years, NEW MRI was the sole provider of MRI services in the greater Green Bay area, and Tim was overseeing sites on the Bellin Hospital campus, the Bellevue campus and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital campus. He hired and trained many of the MRI technologists working at Bellin today. In 2007, as the NEW MRI Center manager, Tim was instrumental in bringing the first high-field open MRI to Green Bay – one of the first scanners of its kind in the United States.
When NEW MRI was dissolved in 2013, Tim returned to Bellin. He was known for being patient centric and respectful. Tim loved working with patients and colleagues, and had a passion for new technology. He always tried to personally connect with his patients, and many of them asked for him by name when making future appointments.
Tim was a great teacher to not only the new technologists he hired throughout the years, but also to students. He relished any opportunity to introduce Bellin College students to MRI, particularly those senior students on their MRI rotations.
The Tim Wilmet Scholarship will not only keep his memory alive but will also continue Tim’s work – teaching and giving the next generation of diagnostic medical imagers an opportunity to pursue an exciting career path.
For more information, please contact Jamie Jergenson, development and alumni relations coordinator, at (920) 433-6655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligibility: Applicants must:
- Be enrolled, full-time, in the Bellin College Radiologic Sciences program.
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Preference will be given to applicants living with a chronic health condition. However, those who have experienced the struggles of a friend or family member who has lived with a chronic health condition will also be considered.
The scholarship deadline is midnight on March 15, 2019.