Kelley Scholarship Endowment Fund

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.