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‘The gift of knowledge.’ Ranger College nursing program receives $84K endowment scholarship.

Pictured back row, left to right: Ashleigh Medina, Cheryl Hunter, Sandra Lee, Jennifer Montgomery, Dayna Prochaska and Vicki Calfa. Photo/Ranger College

Ranger College Public Relations


In a remarkable act of generosity, the Ranger College nursing program is honored to announce a substantial endowment of $84,000 bequeathed by the late Barbara McKeage.

McKeage, a long-time advocate for quality healthcare and education, believed in the transformative power of nurses in our community.


Her decision to leave such a significant sum to the Ranger College nursing program reflects her deep conviction that well-trained nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system.

“The endowment from Barbara McKeage will profoundly enhance our scholarship offerings, providing a perpetual source of essential financial assistance to our nursing students,” said Dr. Sandra Lee, dean of Allied Health.


“This targeted support is designed to not only enable them to complete their education but to emerge as standout professionals in the nursing community.”


Jennifer Montgomery, a close friend, and representative of Ms. McKeage’s estate, shared touching words during the presentation ceremony, highlighting Barbara’s passionate belief in empowerment through education.


“Mrs. Barb got her start in nursing later in life,” Montgomery said.

"She believed that knowledge was a gift that no one could take away from you.

"By endowing this gift to the Ranger College Nursing Program, she extends this belief beyond her lifetime, offering countless students the gift of knowledge.”




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