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
Mary E. Fetter ’97, MSN, RN received this year’s 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.
Fetter – both an alumna and Assistant Professor of Nursing – is also currently enrolled in our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Spending the past eleven years of her career in nursing education preparing senior nursing students for the transition to practice, Fetter is excited to be developing a DNP project to improve the support of novice nurses who are transitioning into specialty practice in a critical care area.
Kenneth G. Stoudt Faculty Excellence Award
Mary E. Fetter ’97, MSN, RN also received the 2020-21 Kenneth G. Stoudt Faculty Excellence Award. This annual award recognizes PA College faculty who demonstrate leadership, excellence and creativity.
A student who nominated Fetter for the award wrote this about our honoree: “Mary Fetter is an outstanding instructor…She [accommodates] all styles of learning, whether it be visual, auditory, or tactile. Her prep work for lecture are amazing study guides for exams and she provides us with so many ways to learn. She is a staple to this institution and I hope for years to come she is one of those instructors all alumni know by name.” Congratulations, Mary!
Scholarship Appreciation Reception
An opportunity for donors and students to meet, share stories and thanks, and celebrate the impact of scholarship support at PA College.
View the photo album from our 2019 reception, featuring guest donor speaker, Sue Pichini ’78 and guest student speaker, Jazlyn Torres ’20 (three-year BSN program).
While our 2020 reception was unfortunately canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic; we will be hosting a virtual event for our generous scholarship fund donors in April 2021.
Honoring Scholarship Fund Donors
Our heartfelt thanks to the Hoffman and Shirk families for their continuing support of these funds and the future nurses of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences.