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The Ohio State University College of Nursing depends on the support of donors to provide opportunities to make important and innovative contributions to the nursing profession, health and healthcare. From student scholarships and faculty research, to wellness initiatives and community outreach efforts, donors like you help make it all possible. Above all, your gifts support the enduring vision, leadership and potential of all Buckeye Nurses.

Christine Mayer
Graduate Entry

Student Spotlight

Christine Mayer is a second-year graduate entry student from Avon Lake, Ohio and is pursuing certification as a pediatric primary care nurse practitioner. This year, she is the recipient of the Grayce M. Sills Nursing Scholarship and The Lorena and Mary Ann Johnston Memorial Scholarship in Pediatric Advanced Practice Nursing.

The Sills Scholarship was established by Anastasia Spinelli Christopher (BSN ’74, MS ’76) in honor of late School of Nursing director and icon Grayce Sills. The Johnston Memorial Fund was founded by Lance T. Johnston in memory of his daughter, Lorena, who succumbed to the rare Batten’s Disease in 1993, and his mother, Mary Ann.

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Karen and Andy Ahijevych

Donor Spotlight

Inspired by a deep sense of gratitude for the opportunities that Ohio State gave them, the Ahijevychs have made a gift to the College of Nursing to permanently endow the Karen and Andy Ahijevych Nursing Scholarship for first-generation students. For the Ahijevychs, both first-generation college students themselves, this is a way to support the ambitions of other first-generation college students and help them find and pursue careers they love, just as the Ahijevychs did.

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