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School of Nursing tops Campaign Emory goal ahead of schedule

By Pam Auchmutey | Emory Nursing | Dec. 16, 2011

Shawn Marie Fox was a toddler when she witnessed her brother's home birth.

Shawn Marie Fox, Accelerated BSN/MSN Program. The Harriet and Ellis Scholarship is helping her achive her dream. Read more >

As a high school volunteer, Alisha Virani saw what nurses could do for seniors in assisted living.

Alisha Virani, BSN Program. Virani, the first person in her family to attend college, was awarded a scholarship package. Read more >

Segue student Mary Steimer holds a degree in public health.

Mary Steimer, BSN-MSN Segue Program. In May 2011, Steimer received her BSN and the news that she’d been awarded a fellowship for her graduate studies. Read more >

Brandon Johnson plans to become a family nurse-midwife. His son Rigby was born last year.

Brandon Johnson, Fuld Fellow. Johnson only the second male in Emory history studying to become a family nurse-midwife. Read more >

Debbie Stevens is studying the impact of racial discrimination on caregivers and health outcomes among African Americans caring for family members with dementia.

Debbie Stevens, PhD Program. In Spring 2011, Stevens was named a Hartford Foundation Scholar for its Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Program. Read more >


The week of March 14 started on a high note when Dean Linda McCauley called an impromptu gathering in the nursing school lobby at noon. Faculty, staff, and students cheered and applauded when she announced that the school had surpassed its $20 million fund-raising goal for Campaign Emory. What’s more, the school met its goal two years ahead of schedule and was the first school to reach its goal.

“Here’s to the very best students, staff, faculty, and alumni in the world,” said McCauley as she led a Coca-Cola toast to celebrate the school’s historical accomplishment.

Since Campaign Emory began in 2005, the nursing school has raised more than $20.6 million for student scholarships, faculty research, service-learning projects, and academic programming. More than 3,000 individuals, corporations, and foundations have supported the campaign.

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