Thomas Edison State University Receives $150K in Grants from Investors Foundations to Fund Expansion of Nursing Programs

November 28, 2017

Pictured at the check presentation from left to right, are Linda Martin, Investors Bank senior market manager; Dr. Filomela Marshall, dean of the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing at Thomas Edison State University; Fred Brand, director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Thomas Edison State University; Peggi B. Shader-Gother, assistant vice president, branch manager, Investors Bank; and John P. Thurber, vice president for Public Affairs at Thomas Edison State University.

Pictured at the check presentation from left to right, are Linda Martin, Investors Bank senior market manager; Dr. Filomela Marshall, dean of the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing at Thomas Edison State University; Fred Brand, director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Thomas Edison State University; Peggi B. Shader-Gother, assistant vice president, branch manager, Investors Bank; and John P. Thurber, vice president for Public Affairs at Thomas Edison State University.

Thomas Edison State University has recently received $150,000 in grants from the Investors Foundation and the Roma Bank Community Foundation to fund the further expansion of the University’s graduate-level nursing programs. The grant will help enhance the University by expanding the offerings and quality of nursing programs offered to students by the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing.

“We are grateful to the Investors and Roma Bank Community Foundations for their continued support of our nursing programs,” said Dr. Filomela Marshall, dean of the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing at the University.“ These funds will make it possible for us to continue to provide a superior nursing education to our current students and those looking to complete their degrees, in turn, immersing even more qualified, competent nursing professionals into the field.”

These funds, from both the Investors Foundation and the Roma Bank Community Foundation, will be dispersed as two five-year installments of $15,000 each. Roma Bank became part of Investors Bank in December 2013.

These grants will support key school initiatives such as the development of additional graduate-level nursing programs; important equipment needed for the implementation of a birthing room in the school’s nursing simulation laboratory; and the essential annual maintenance, support services, and extended warranties that will ensure the ongoing functional capabilities of the equipment, technology, software and human patient simulators in the laboratory.

“The Investors Foundation and Roma Bank Community Foundations are privileged to be able to offer continued support to the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing,” said Investors Bank Senior Market Manager Linda Martin.“ The kinds of innovative and flexible programs offered by the nursing school ensure an ability to meet the healthcare needs of our communities. Students will learn to master complex skills for a clinically competent and technologically adept workforce.”