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Couple Establishes New Scholarship for Nursing Students

Marsha and Dewey Wineland at the 2017 Founder's Gala
Marsha and Dewey Wineland want to make a difference in nursing education. Marsha is a proud alumna of Kent State University having earned her Bachelor of Nursing degree in 1974 from the College of Nursing. She then volunteered to be a preceptor and was recognized by her students at the Barb Donaho Awards in 2014. Her husband Dewey believes in the importance of nursing education and the excellence of the Kent State program. Wanting to make a difference, they recently established the Marsha and Dewey Wineland Scholarship for Nursing Education.

Through a blended gift of direct and deferred support, their scholarship will significantly help the financial burdens of two students. One of the scholarships is directed towards a student from an Appalachian county and both are awarded on merit and financial need. By endowing their support, they will substantially impact not only the lives of their two scholarship recipients but also the future of the College of Nursing.

“Dewey and I both believe that we need great nurses, and that Kent State’s Nursing Program is one of the best in the country. Having graduated from KSU’s nursing program, I know that the program paves the way to a long and successful nursing career. I was lucky enough to have a grant and a loan during my years at KSU, so I realized long ago how much that can help a student continue his or her studies. We wanted to give back in some way, especially since both of my sons graduated from KSU as well. We could think of no better way than to support the KSU College of Nursing by giving money both for scholarships and an endowment, for all future generations.”

If you are interested in joining Marsha and Dewey in securing a future for the College of Nursing and our students or have already chosen to include the college in your estate plans, please contact Katie Robertson at krober57@kent.edu or 330-672-8753.

Photo Caption: Marsha and Dewey Wineland at the 2017 Founder’s Gala.