On Sept. 20, the fifth annual Donor Recognition Event allowed administration and students to express sincere appreciation to the college’s most-loyal supporters. Five alumni were recognized as recipients of awards during the program, including the Care, Lead and Inspire Awards, the Preceptor of the Year Award and the R. Murray Jenks Legacy Award.
Also during the program, two former students spoke about how scholarship support eased the financial pressures of attending their respective nursing programs. Michaela Hogan (BSN 2012, DNP 2016) shared how the Dr. Cappy Archibald Longstreth/Alex and Mary Archibald Geriatric Psyhiatric Nursing Fund not only assisted her through the DNP program, but how her relationship with benefactor Cappy Longstreth helped her on her path to becoming a clinical assistant professor. Lea Lena (BSN 2019) recently graduated from the Accelerated BSN program thanks to hard work, dedication and several College of Nursing scholarships. Lena, a cancer survivor, was determined to become a nurse and achieve her dream of helping others.
On Sept. 21, the annual pre-game tailgate was once again held at the Harrell Medical Education Building. The highlight of the event was the oversized silent auction, which raised $5,000 to support the Alumni Council Book Awards Program. This year’s 15 Book Award scholarship recipients were recognized at the tailgate.