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Nursing scholarship to honor Pierces

GREENVILLE, N.C.   (Apr. 14, 2005)   —   A scholarship has been established at the East Carolina University School of Nursing in honor of longtime educator Eldean Pierce and her husband, Hal.

Eldean Pierce, who started teaching at the school in 1974 and retired last fall, remains a beloved member of the nursing school family. Hal Pierce, as many faculty members, alumni and students know, received honorary alumnus status for his commitment and tireless efforts on behalf of the school and its alumni program.

Last fall, the Beta Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the international honor society of nursing, made a gift to the nursing school to establish the Pierce scholarship. Following that gift and others, Beta Nu made another donation to bring the fund to $25,000, the minimum amount required to create an endowed scholarship.

Beta Nu established the criteria for the new scholarship fund. The first scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $500 this fall to a student who is a Beta Nu member. The annual scholarship will increase to $1,000.

For more information or to make a donation to the Pierce Beta Nu Scholarship, contact Troy Munn, director of development for the School of Nursing and School of Allied Health Sciences at ECU, at (252) 744-2238.


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