Stories of Impact

Get to know our donors, and read stories of the meaningful impact their philanthropic support has in the lives of our students and faculty.

Robert M. and Thelma G. Flory Doctoral Study Award

Donna Sabella, M.Ed., MSN, PhD, PMHNP-BC, track coordinator for PA College’s Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, is the recipient of the 2021-22 Robert M. and Thelma G. Flory Doctoral Study Award. This fund provides annual support for nursing faculty who are pursuing doctoral study, doctoral research, or postdoctoral research.

Aside from her expertise in mental health, Dr. Sabella is nationally recognized as an expert in human trafficking and has decades of teaching experience at various universities and colleges. In addition, she has experience working in crisis intervention, substance abuse, domestic violence, and forensic nursing and has provided direct services to vulnerable populations. Dr. Sabella will utilize the Flory Award funding to support a qualitative study of the lived experiences of families whose child is a mass murderer, with a special focus on their mental health needs.

Learn more about Robert and Thelma Flory and their reasons for giving!


Kenneth G. Stoudt Faculty Excellence Award

Vickie L. Price, MEd Min, an Assistant Professor in the department of Sciences and Humanities received this year’s Kenneth G. Stoudt Faculty Excellence Award during the college’s annual Convocation on August 10. This annual award recognizes PA College faculty who demonstrate leadership, excellence, and creativity.

Like many of our students, Price is proud to be the first member of her family to earn a college degree. In addition to her degree in psychology and certification in secondary social studies, Price graduated from Evangelical Theological Seminary in Myerstown, PA.  She completed her residency at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital, where she was a Chaplain Associate for ten years. At PA College, Price teaches Ethical and Legal Dimensions in the Health Sciences, Ethical Issues in Health Care, and Death Dying & Bereavement courses.

A student who nominated Price for the Stoudt Award wrote this about our honoree: “Professor Price served as a mentor and role model by offering support and guidance as I struggled through challenging personal health care-related issues. She is an exemplary educator and should be recognized for her hard work and dedication to the field.”

Learn more about Kenneth G. Stoudt and his reasons for giving!


Honoring Scholarship Fund Donors

New for 2021-22


Byorick Family Endowed Nursing Scholarship

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Lynda and Bruce Limpert Endowed Scholarship

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Shirley Glasgow Roth ’65 Endowed Nursing Scholarship

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CoreSource Leadership Achievement in Health Sciences Excellence Endowed Scholarship 

10th Anniversary

Our heartfelt thanks to the Trustmark Foundation for their continuing support of the CoreSource Scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences.