Marjorie Bolte Kelly

Leaving a Legacy for Nursing Education

The William J. & Marjorie Bolte Kelly Scholarship

Marjorie Bolte Kelly

“I have a lot to be thankful for,” said Marjorie Bolte Kelly, Class of ’44. She was thinking about her long marriage to her late husband, her seven grown children, her grandchildren, her hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Marge was also thinking about the Holy Cross Sisters, and her nursing education at Mount Carmel.

“I wanted to give back because of all that I received from Mount Carmel,” Marge said. “I wanted to give to someone in financial need, someone who is hard-working and a good student.”

Marge worked in surgery at Mount Carmel for a year after graduation. Then she earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. Marge returned to Mount Carmel School of Nursing as a member of the faculty in the late 1940s, establishing yet another close tie with her alma mater.

Sadly, Marge passed in May 2011. Her family continues to work with the college to honor her legacy and build the endowment.