Senior class gift achieves a first to support nursing scholarships

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Nursing seniors Jamie Tinker (left), Kara Nick, Khala Woodruff, and Jenna Delany present the $4,400 raised by their class for nursing scholarships to Dean Linda McCauley.

Senior class gift achieves a first to support nursing scholarships

The 99 baccalaureate students in the Class of 2012 achieved a School of Nursing first with 100% participation in its senior class gift campaign. "Members of the class voted on what we wanted to support, and the majority chose need-based scholarships," says Jamie Tinker 12N, senior class president and chair of the class gift committee. "Many of us have received some sort of financial aid, and we felt it was important to give back and provide assistance for future students so they can have the same opportunities that we've had."

Many of the school's BSN graduates were present when senior class officers presented a check for $4,400 to Dean Linda McCauley during Class Day, an annual tradition for Emory undergraduates prior to commencement. Nursing seniors received special congratulations from Emory President James Wagner for their accomplishment.

McCauley also welcomed the 2012 BSN graduates to her home to celebrate their historic class gift, made possible with support from students, faculty, staff, family, and friends. As McCauley told them, "I can't think of a better way for our students to honor and support the next generation of nurses."


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Nursing campaign tops $27 million

Thank you for your many generous contributions to the School of Nursing through Campaign Emory. To date, the school has raised $27.1 million—135.7% of its $20 million goal. This extraordinary support has enabled the school to meet some, but not all, of its needs. Efforts continue to meet the increased need for scholarships, service-learning initiatives, faculty recruitment and development, and unrestricted giving.

There's still time to make a gift to the School of Nursing before the campaign ends on December 31. To make a gift, use the insert included in this issue of the magazine or contact Amy Dorrill, associate dean of development and alumni relations, at 404-727-6264 or

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