Wayne, Wakefield Natives Accepted Into Wayne State Programs  

WAYNE – A current Wayne State College student and a pair of northeast Nebraska high school students were recently recognized being admitted into select Wayne State College programs.

According to a release from WSC, Halie Chinn of Wayne was accepted to the Public Health Early Admission Student Track (PHEAST) program while Kelsey Heggemeyer of Wayne was accepted into the pharmacy program and Gabriel Peitz of Wakefield was accepted into the pre-medicine program for the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) at Wayne State College.

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Halie is the daughter of Marlen and Jan Chinn. The Public Health Early Admissions Student Track program is a collaboration between the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Public Health (CoPH) and WSC. Students of PHEAST will gain provisional acceptance to the Masters of Public Health Program (MPH) CoPH following the completion of their sophomore year at WSC.

The CoPH will accept up to three PHEAST students per year. The CoPH and WSC encourage students with rural backgrounds to apply to PHEAST the program.

Chinn is currently majoring in applied human and sport physiology with minors in public and global health and mathematics. Chinn also works at Wayne Public Library and teaches ballet at Wayne Dance Studio while participating in Health Science Club and honors club.

Kelsey is the daughter of Lowell and Terri Heggemeyer.

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She participated in Art Club, piano lessons, dance team, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), FFA, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and student council at Wayne High.

Gabe is the son of Dr. David and Candyce Peitz. He participated in National Honor Society, Skills USA and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) at Wakefield.

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A shortage of rural health practitioners in Nebraska prompted the educational institutions to implement the RHOP program in 1989.

For more information visit wsc.edu.