Jacquie Raud-Everett Nursing Scholarship Established
Dr. Teresa Ryan is a professor in the NWF State College Department of Nursing and an Air Force Veteran. Her husband, Col. (retired) Patrick Ryan, is retired from the Air Reserve. In early April, they donated $3,600 to the NWF Foundation to create a scholarship benefiting two BSN-seeking NWF nursing students. The scholarship is named in honor of the late Ms. Jacquie Raud-Everett, who was a defender of veterans rights, committed to serving alongside her husband, William “Bill” Everett, in the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH).
The mission of the MOPH is to foster an environment of goodwill and camaraderie among combat wounded veterans, promote patriotism, support necessary legislative initiatives, and most importantly, provide service to all veterans and their families.
Ms. Raud-Everett was described by her husband as, “a guiding light and sounding board when it came to serving other veterans and their families. She was the embodiment of elegance: grace, beauty in movement, appearance and manners. Unfortunately, she succumbed to her two-year battle with cancer in January 2017 and will be greatly missed by the veteran community.”
The Ryans met the Everetts through the MOPH’s involvement in the Nursing Care of Military and Veteran Population course, which is offered as an elective in the NWF State College Department of Nursing. To honor Jacquie Raud-Everett’s passion for helping combat wounded veterans, the Ryans have established this scholarship in her memory. In keeping with her legacy, the Jacquie Raud-Everett Nursing Scholarship will give preference to veterans and their family members enrolled in the RN to BSN program. Recipients will also be encouraged to take the Nursing Care of Military and Veteran Population course.
Pictured with Dr. Stephenson are Dr Teresa Ryan and her husband Col (ret) Pat Ryan.