In Memoriam

Barbara Lynn Jonas

Barbara Lynn Jonas, MSW, FAAN (h), FAANP (h), died on October 23, 2018. A long time activist in the arts, mental health, public policy and a respected psychiatric social worker, Barbara Jonas and her husband Donald Jonas, a leading retail executive,... read more.
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M. Louise Fitzpatrick

M. Louise Fitzpatrick, EdD, RN, FAAN, who passed away peacefully at her home on September 1, 2017. Dr. Fitzpatrick’s association with Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. is longstanding, dating back to 1970 when she was awarded NEF’s Isabel Hampton Robb S... read more.
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Hattie Bessent

Hattie Bessent, EdD, MSN, RN, FAAN and Nurses Educational Funds Board Member, died on October 31, 2015. Dr. Bessent's work focused on leadership development with a particular emphasis on the preparation of minority nurses as researchers and faculty m... read more.
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Dr. Diane McGivern

Dr. Diane McGivern, PhD, RN, FAAN. of Staten Island, NY, died Monday, June 30, 2014, in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze, after a lengthy battle with spinal cancer. She was 75. Dr. McGivern will be remembered for her compassion and tir... read more.
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Dr. Ursula Springer

Dr. Ursula Springer, PhD, FAAN and NEF Board Member Emeritus, passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Dr. Springer grew up in Berlin, Germany. In college she majored in the “new philology”, a school within philology and ethnohistory that seeks to desc... read more.
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J. Margaret Ada Mutch

J. Margaret Ada Mutch – an endowed scholarship fund was established to honor Miss Mutch by the Columbia University-Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, Inc. To designate a specific donation for the J. Margaret Ada Mutch Scholoa... read more.
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Melissa Mendez

(2023-2024 Winner)

Melissa Mendez received a Nurses Educational Funds Scholarship. She went to undergraduate school at Fordham University including 1 year at Lehman College. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the Co... read more.

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