School of Nursing celebrates achievement and generosity at scholarship and awards ceremony

Feb 27th, 2014

Marcia Porter

Victoria Morgan receives the Marilyn Marsh Award
School of Nursing celebrates achievement and generosity at scholarship and awards ceremony

School of Nursing student Victoria Morgan, in her third year of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) program received the Marilyn Marsh Scholarship at the SON's Scholarship and Awards Ceremony held recenty.

Ms. Marsh, a retired faculty member long admired by her former students and colleagues, passed away on the evening of the awards ceremony. With her death, the presentation of the scholarship named for her becomes especially poignant.

The Marilyn Marsh scholarship was established by her former students and colleagues on the 25th anniversary of the School of Nursing.

The recent scholarship and awards ceremony was a celebration of student achievement and a recognition of donor generosity. Scholarships and awards were presented to students in all years of the BN (Collaborative) program (regular-stream and fast-tack), and also to students of the master's and PhD programs.

Students named to the Dean's List for 2012/13 were also recognized for their achievement, with Dr. Alice Gaudine, dean pro tempore of the School of Nursing, reading out criteria and congratulating students for their hard work and diligence.

Many presenters at the Scholarship and Awards ceremony were donors who established scholarships to recognize a beloved family member associated with the nursing profession. Other were from organizations such as the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Salvation Army.

Some scholarships presented were recently established, such as the Mary Dunley Nurse Memorial Bursary, the Daphne King (Bazjak) Memorial Award in Patient Care and the Grateful Patient Bursary. Others were more long-standing and included the Margarget Fitzpatrick Morgan Scholarship in Nursing (created by the late M.O. Morgan, former president of Memorial University in memory of his wife who was a nurse).

Dr. Gaudine told her audience that the school is grateful for generosity expressed in such a way, linking it to the very founding of Memorial University as an institution created to remember loved ones who died in the First World War.

This year was also the first for the SON's new PhD program in nursing and also for the creation of a new scholarship, the Anna M. Curren Doctoral Scholarship in Nursing, which was presented to two students at the ceremony.

Pictures from our Scholarship and Awards Ceremony are posted to our Facebook page at University /

We will also post photso to our web photo gallery, so stay tuned!





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