By: Kendra Housel
A new scholarship has been established at Indiana Wesleyan University for students who are a part of the Division of Pre-licensure Nursing. The Sloan-Harrison Scholarship will be available beginning in this upcoming 2017-2018 school year. This unique, endowed scholarship was set up by Indiana Wesleyan’s School of Nursing to honor Professor Brenda Sloan and Dr. Pamela Harrison, past educators who have both greatly impacted their students.
With a combined 80 years of teaching in the School of Nursing, Sloan and Harrison impacted thousands of students as they pursued their calling to serve others in the medical field. Through both personal and intellectual encouragement, Sloan and Harrison helped students grow as nurses and as members of the body of Christ. Many students remember both Sloan and Harrison for their commitment to opening up about their personal walks with Jesus and for the way they deeply invested in each student.
Indiana Wesleyan, through the School of Nursing, established this scholarship to remember these amazing professors and to allow others to invest their money in a scholarship that will go towards assisting young people as they are equipped to impact our world now and for years in the future.
If you would like to give to the Sloan-Harrison Scholarship fund in honor of their commitment to serve and care for students, you may do so by contacting the IWU Advancement Services office at 765-677-1439 or by gifting online at www.indwes.edu/giving/give and selecting Sloan-Harrison from the drop down menu.
A special reception is being planning during Homecoming (October 6-7) to honor IWU Faculty Retirees including Brenda Sloan and Pamela Harrison. The reception event is on Saturday, October 7 beginning at 10:00 AM. (Barnes Student Center, Commons) No admission fee required.
This event will also include Dr. Wilbur Williams who has retired after 50-years of service.
Written by Kendra Housel, a writer for the Alumni Center. Kendra is a sophomore Education and Honors Humanities double major at Indiana Wesleyan University in the John Wesley Honors College. She is also a member of the University Chorale. She is passionate about serving Christ through writing, singing, and caring for others.