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Honoring a retiring leader

Jean Ashwill

Jean Ashwill helped hundreds of nursing students navigate their paths to a degree through her work in the classroom and as assistant dean of enrollment and student services.

So when she retired in December, the graduates she helped joined with faculty and staff to find a perfect way to honor her by creating the Jean Ashwill Leadership Endowment.

The endowment will fund scholarships to be awarded to undergraduate nursing students who have exhibited excellence in leadership through involvement in student organizations, University committees, events, mentoring, and academics.

Its first recipient was María Moreno-Quiñones, a senior nursing major who has served in leadership roles in the Hispanic Student Nursing Association and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of nursing.

For more information including making a contribution, please contact Sandra Golightly at or 817-272-4793.