MADISON, Wis. --
Nearly one year ago, Mark Coyne, a registered nurse, was one of the three people killed in a University of Wisconsin Hospital Med Flight helicopter crash near La Crosse.
On Thursday, with Coyne's widow, Ann, by her side, the first Mark Coyne Scholarship was awarded to Kristy Schnabel, of Madison.
Schnabel had Coyne as an instructor at Madison Area Technical College.
She's currently in MATC's paramedic program.
"Mark started me off in my career, and he continues to help me in the future. Words don't seem to be enough," Schnabel said.
Schnabel is receiving $1,000 to go toward her education expenses.