Enriching Elder Care
Worthingtons Establish Nursing Scholarship
|Al and Nancy Worthington|
Allan D. and Nancy Cargo Worthington have chosen to honor their parents with a scholarship endowment. Reflecting on the difficulties they faced in trying to find proper medical care for their elderly parents, the Worthingtons have directed their endowment to support students in the School of Nursing’s (SON) Doctor of Nursing Practice program who intend to pursue advanced specializations in adult gerontology. The Worthington-Cargo Family Endowed Nursing Scholarship pays tribute to Shirley and Allan Worthington and Nannie and Sam Cargo. It honors the role they played in instilling in their children, Nancy and Al Worthington, the importance of giving back to the community and using one’s time, talents, and treasures to improve the lives of others.
Mr. Worthington became acquainted with the issue of geriatric nursing care through his career in real-estate development, having been active in residential projects for senior citizens in Birmingham, Mobile, Atlanta, and Charleston. Mrs. Worthington has given five years of service to the SON’s Board of Visitors. She has worked hard to help organize the school’s annual M*A*S*H event, which also brings in scholarship dollars for future SON graduates. The family’s bond with nursing also has grown through their daughter, Allison, who earned a nursing degree and spent several years as a registered nurse at Children’s Hospital.
“The Worthingtons have long provided a wealth of support to our school,” says Doreen Harper, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., dean of the SON. “We are incredibly grateful to them for establishing this scholarship that will continue their legacy.”
Maintaining the Momentum / Summer/Fall 2009