On September 14, 2016, the Bluegrass and Louisville Committees hosted a combined annual luncheon at the Lexington Country Club, in Lexington, Ky., to support Frontier Nursing University (FNU). There were more than 100 people in attendance and over $10,000 was raised for the FNU Scholarship Fund.
The luncheon featured an update from FNU President Dr. Susan Stone, a keynote address from the award winning Kentucky author Silas House and a rousing call to action by Bluegrass Committee Member, Lindy Karns.
Silas House is a nationally bestselling writer whose work frequently appears in The New York Times. He is a former commentator for NPR, and his work has been widely published in journals and magazines. He has lectured internationally and is widely regarded as one of the major writers of the American South.
The Student Scholarship Fund gives students who are financially strained the ability to attend FNU, an opportunity they may not have otherwise. Kristen Smith, CNEP Class 136 is one student that benefits from the scholarship fund.
“I have wanted to be a nurse-midwife since high school, and my goal is to give back to my community by being a trusted resource, teacher, colleague and healthcare provider to women of rural eastern Kentucky,” said Kristen. “The scholarship has provided me with financial security and fosters a foundation of continued success at FNU.”
The FNU family is thankful for the hardwork and dedication of the members of the Louisville and Bluegrass Committees.
Those interested in giving to our Student Scholarship Fund can do so here.
See photos of various FNU events, including the luncheon, here.