Phil and JoAnn Hall awardees

Phil and JoAnn Hall

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The Phil and JoAnn Hall Scholarship Endowment

JoAnn Spitler Hall ’51 and her husband, G. Philip Hall, established this award to provide financial support to students now and in the future. It is also given in memory of JoAnn, who passed away in February 2013.

“We know how difficult it is for some students to have the opportunity financially to obtain an education, and we wanted to help in those situations,” JoAnn said. “Establishing the endowment enables us to give without financial penalty and it spares our children from having to take care of this later.”

JoAnn had happy memories of her time at Mount Carmel, especially of her “great class—just 41 of us, mostly from central Ohio.” The half dozen classmates who remain in the area still get together, particularly when their classmate, Sister Carol Hassey, MM ’51, who composed the alma mater, comes into town. JoAnn recalls that the first male to graduate from Mount Carmel School of Nursing, Charles Boys ’51, was also a member of her class.

“I fondly remember my ‘little sister’ at the school, Regina Sallee Williams, who graduated the year after me in 1952,” said JoAnn. Her “little sister” endowed The Dr. Regina M. Williams scholarship, which is awarded to an African American senior student each year.

“I have very loving memories of Mount Carmel, of the training, of the camaraderie. The doctors always requested the Mount Carmel nurses; our skills were a step above the others,” JoAnn said. “That excellence in nursing education has been retained and is in evidence at the College today. It is gratifying for us to know that Mount Carmel nursing students will benefit from our endowment for years to come.”

If you are interested in giving back, contact Senior Development Director Alyssa Fry, who will help find the most meaningful way for you. Alyssa can be reached at 614-234-3837.