Student Scholarship Recipient Spotlight

The Barbara Brady Orr Memorial Endowed Nursing Scholarship

2022 recipient: Vladimir Hantatuc, Class of 2022

Vladimir stands next to the vitals machine at the VA Medical Center

Vladimir Hantatuc received his master’s/FNP degree from Upstate Medical University this year. He received his bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Upstate Medical University in 2019 and is an immigrant of Ukrainian origin. A married father of two children, he is currently a psychiatric RN at Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His desire is to continue to serve the Syracuse community with mental health needs.


As an immigrant from the former Soviet Union, I consider myself an implementation of the American Dream. I still have family members in Eastern Ukraine who continue their fight for life and freedom. Our founding fathers were victorious in securing our freedom 246 years ago. By awarding me this scholarship, you are continuing their legacy and carrying the liberty and opportunity to all. Thank you for your generous gift, and may God bless you and your family.”

                                                                                                                                                              - Vladimir Hantatuc