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Dr. Michael Cooney and his wife Teresa have established this scholarship in honor and memory of Dr. Anthony for his 50 year career as a physician at Mount Carmel. Dr. Cooney and Dr. Anthony were business partners and friends. This award celebrates the life of Dr. Anthony as an excellent physician, teacher and mentor.

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Tammy Snyder Weidner, RN MBA, passed away February 6 following a prolonged illness. Tammy began her impressive journey as a registered nurse following her graduation from the Mount Carmel College of Nursing in 1981. She enthusiastically served Mount Carmel Health System for 32 years, holding a wide variety of positions including her most recent role of Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s. Tammy’s service at Mount Carmel as mentor, encourager and teacher helped to inspire countless Associates who now have the honor to carry forward her relentless passion for excellence.

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This scholarship is given in honor and memory of Delores Street by her husband Clark Street and the Ohio Contractors Association. Mrs. Street was a graduate of the Ohio Valley School of Nursing in Wheeling, West Virginia, and worked in Cleveland and New Philadelphia, Ohio before settling in Columbus with Clark. She was a volunteer for 17 years at Mount Carmel East Hospital. During her career, she cared for her patients as if they were her own family. Her vivacious personality and her upbeat attitude made her a favorite of all. When she became ill, the love and care she had always given to others was returned to her. Clark Street was the Executive Vice President of Ohio Contractors Association and Delores became a close friend with most of the members. Upon her death in 1998, the past presidents of OCA voted to establish a scholarship at Mount Carmel College of Nursing to honor her memory. Sadly, Clark Street passed away in 2013, and this award is given in gratitude and appreciation for both of their lives and loving spirits.

Monica and Steve Walter decided that they wanted to give the “Gift of Education” to nursing students at Mount Carmel College of Nursing. Monica is a nurse and was employed at Mount Carmel for 30 years. After retiring, she decided to volunteer and helped on the College Scholarship Committee. She was captivated by the student applications and their stories and after attending College Convocation, she and her husband decided that they wanted to help nursing students by starting a scholarship fund. Stephen served in the U.S. Marine Corps. and was a Columbus police officer, now retired. They both love to travel, and Monica volunteers for the hospital, the College of Nursing and the Nursing Center for Family Health. Their commitment to nursing and education is making a profound and positive impact on our students.

A 1946 graduate of the Mount Carmel School of Nursing, Mary Linard was a nurse for 42 years at Mount Carmel West. After she passed away, her family and son Jim established the Mary Linard Memorial Scholarship Endowment as a way to support future Mount Carmel nurses pursuing the same dream.

Healthcare provider and educator Regina Sallee Williams was born in Sandusky, Ohio, graduated from Mount Carmel School of Nursing in Columbus in 1952, and received a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing from The Ohio State University in 1955. She later earned a master’s of science in nursing from Wayne State University and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Michigan.

Williams served as a first lieutenant in the United States Army Nurse Corps (ANC) stationed at El Paso, Texas. After returning to Columbus, she taught at The Grant Hospital School of Nursing. She moved to Detroit, Michigan in 1966, and taught at Mercy School of Nursing from 1966 until 1973. In 1974, she became an assistant administrator in the Department of Health Careers at Schoolcraft College of Livonia, Michigan.

In 1977, Williams was recruited to Wayne State University, College of Nursing, where she held teaching and administration posts and developed an innovative program (Outreach BSN) for employed associate degree registered nurses interested in baccalaureate education. She was serving as interim assistant dean when she left Wayne State University in August 1990 to accept an appointment as the head of the department of nursing at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where she served until her retirement in 2001.

Dr. Williams has worked with and held numerous leadership positions in professional organizations, including Michigan Nurses Association. She served as President of the Michigan Association of Colleges of Nursing (MACN) Dean’s group, as a member and eventually chair of the Michigan Board of Nursing. Williams has done research and has published on the subject of mentoring and on nursing education. She remains active in nursing as a consultant through writing, attendance at conferences and by mentoring doctoral students at Wayne State University and the University of Michigan.

Learn more about the remarkable journey of Distinguished Alumna and dedicated donor, Dr. Regina Williams

A Loving Gift to Mount Carmel Nursing Students

Mount Carmel College of Nursing President and Dean Dr. Ann Schiele enjoys telling the story of her first meeting with Ed and Barbara Kelley. The couple walked into the College and said they wanted to make a donation. Dr. Schiele met with them and was handed a check to fund scholarships for nursing students.

Over the next 10 years, many at the College got to know the Kelleys. Ed was a patient at Mount Carmel West over that time due to several chronic health problems. The couple even got some help celebrating their 49th anniversary. They also were keenly aware of the nursing shortage. Those factors, along with Ed’s great respect for education, prompted the Kelleys to continue contributing to the College’s scholarship fund.

Sadly, Ed passed away in 2009. In his honor, Mrs. Kelley established The Edward “Pete” and Barbara Kelley Scholarship Endowment as both a legacy and a gift to the college.