Vince Messina Memorial Scholarship is offered

The Vincent A. Messina Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in the WCA Foundation by his wife, Kathy, and WCA Hospital employees who worked alongside Vince in radiology and shared the special life he led as a family member, friend and co-worker. This endowment fund will provide scholarship funding for students enrolled in the WCA Hospital School of Radiologic Technology. To reinforce Vince’s love for the game of golf and to pay special tribute to him, friends and co-workers joined together to create the inaugural Vince Messina Memorial Golf Tournament. Those who have been touched by Vince Messina’s legacy are invited to join the WCA Family on Saturday, May 31, at Conewango Valley Country Club in Warren and help grow the scholarship fund at the WCA Foundation. The golf outing is a four-person scramble (net handicap format). To register, contact Joe Bellitto at (716) 483-7775 or visit A dinner buffet will be held following the tournament at 6 p.m. that evening. To reserve a dinner ticket ($30 each), call the WCA Office of Development at (716) 664-8423. For sponsorship opportunities or to make a donation to the cause, contact Jim Pullan, committee chair at (716) 665-2247 or Karl Sisson, WCA Director of Development, at (716) 664-8423. To learn more about this endowed Scholarship Fund, contact Brigetta Overcash, WCA Foundation Executive Director at (716) 664-8600

Pictured is Vince sharing a celebration moment with co-workers after receiving the prestigious CT Accreditation from the American College of Radiology. From left, Lyndon Gritters, MD, board-certified radiologist on staff at WCA Hospital and Radiology Chairman; Tammara Hodges, WCA Director of Imaging Services; Tom Anderson, CT/Special Procedures Technologist; Donna Hiller, CT/Special Procedures Technologist; Janet Larsen, Sr. Staff Radiologic Technologist QA/QC; Gail Borst, Radiology R.N. ; Donald Lunz, CT/Special Procedures Technologist; Scott Johnson, CT/Special Procedures Technologist; Vince Messina, Sr. Staff Technologist CT/Special Procedures.