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Capital Health Awards Four Full Tuition Scholarships to Rider University as Part of Employee Education Benefits Program

Capital Health has announced four winners of full-tuition scholarships to Rider University as part of an employee education benefits partnership with the university. The scholarship winners are immediate family members of Capital Health employees and include Carole Cobos (English/journalism), Alex Rosiejka (psychology), Anthony Penardi (business), and Adam Duggan (secondary education/history). Capital Health’s partnership with Rider launched in 2020 when Capital Health Medical Group began overseeing the university’s Student Health Center and providing primary care health services to students and employees.

“On behalf of Capital Health, I’m excited to congratulate the 2023 winners of our full-tuition scholarships to Rider University,” said Al Maghazehe, president and CEO of Capital Health. “These annual offerings are part of a broader education benefits program that helps make college education more affordable for our employees and their families. I wish this year’s winners great success as they enter an exciting chapter in their lives and look forward to helping more members of our Capital Health family reach their education goals through this program.”


Carole CobosCarole Cobos of Hightstown, New Jersey is a graduate of Hightstown High School. Daughter of Johannah Agila-Garcia, a health access specialist in Patient Access Services at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell, Carole is an English/journalism major in Rider’s School of Communication, Media and Performing Arts.



Alex RosiejkaAlex Rosiejka from Ewing, New Jersey is the son of Amy Smith, a CT scan supervisor in the Radiology Department at Capital Health Regional Medical Center. Alex is a graduate of Ewing High School and began taking classes at Rider during his senior year there. He will pursue a degree in psychology in Rider’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences.


Anthony PenardiAnthony Penardi of New Egypt, New Jersey is the son of Jennifer Penardi, a registered nurse in Pre-admission Testing at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell. Anthony is a graduate of New Egypt High School and is a business major at Rider’s Norm Brodsky College of Business.



Adam DugganAdam Duggan of Dunellen, New Jersey is a graduate of Dunellen High School. Son of Brian Duggan, CT scan supervisor in the Radiology Department at Capital Health Regional Medical Center, Adam plans to study secondary education in Rider’s College of Education and Human Services (with a specialization in history) in order to pursue a career as a high school or middle school history teacher.



Capital Health’s employee education benefits program also features a 50% tuition discount agreement with Rider University for eligible employees. Other Rider education benefits for Capital Health employees include an application fee waiver; free, unofficial evaluation of transfer credits prior to applying; and a Rider academic advisor to help plan their schedule. Graduate student applicants can request a free evaluation of transfer credits as well as course and GMAT/GRE waivers and exclusive certificate programs for Capital Health employees are currently in development. 

Capital Health is the Central New Jersey/Lower Bucks County region’s leader in providing progressive, quality patient care with significant investments in physicians, nurses and staff, as well as advanced technology. Comprised of two state-of-the-art hospitals (Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton and Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell), outpatient facilities in Bordentown and Hamilton, New Jersey, satellite emergency departments in Trenton and on the campus of Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, New Jersey, and an extensive network of primary and specialty care practices across the region, Capital Health is a dynamic health care resource accredited by DNV. To learn more or to search career opportunities at Capital Health, visit