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.

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


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!

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



Honoring Scholarship Fund Donors


Clara Young Hoffman Memorial Scholarship

25th Anniversary

John O. Shirk Memorial Nursing Scholarship

10th Anniversary

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.