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(Posted 5-21-04)
Contact: Sean Olson, 336-334-5371

Gift Establishes Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship

GREENSBORO – Caralea “Kasey” Klemer MacAllister ’78 has made a gift of $40,000 to The University of North Carolina at Greensboro to establish a scholarship for undergraduate nursing students.

The gift will endow the Margaret Grim Klemer Scholarship in Nursing, named after MacAllister’s mother, a founding member of the UNCG School of Nursing faculty. Preference for the scholarship will go to students with an interest in pediatric or maternal nursing, Klemer’s area of expertise.

“Undergraduate scholarships are very important in terms of helping students pursue a career in nursing,” said Dr. Lynne Pearcey, dean of the School of Nursing.

“We can help only about 10 percent of our undergraduate students with scholarships, which can keep a student from having to work during such an intensive program.”

Klemer retired as an associate professor emerita of nursing in 1981 and died in 2003.

MacAllister’s father, Richard Klemer, was also a UNCG professor and served as chairman of the Department of the Human Development and Family Relations from 1967 until his death in 1972.  There is a scholarship in his memory at the School of Human Environmental Sciences.

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