As a college student entering his senior year at Duke University, Michael Corey was excited about the experiences and opportunities that would pervade that, his final year.
In August 2004, just days after returning to Duke University, Michael received devastating news about his father that would change the course of his senior year and the rest of his life. This news and eventual passing of his father spurred Michael to write an essay about his experience in the student magazine he presided over as editor, Towerview Magazine.
Michael's piece won Rolling Stone's 27th Annual College Journalism Competition in the category of Essay and Criticism in 2005. The editors of Rolling Stone magazine judged the entries and awarded Michael a $2,500 prize for his essay. And because of the extraordinary care Michael's father, George, received from health care professionals at Mount Carmel during his illness, Michael donated a third of his prize to the Mount Carmel College of Nursing.
Michael and his mother Georgeann continue to generously fund the George N. Corey Memorial Scholarship.