You’ve heard it before, “Hard work is the key to success.” At Saint Luke’s College, we work hard to ensure our students’ success. When students expressed a need for enhanced support, we partnered with Dr. Howard and Nancy Aks to create the Student Resource Center (SRC).
The Aks family has provided a student scholarship which honors Howard’s parents, Dr. Daniel and Doris Aks for a number of years. But as the College developed the SRC, they provided a lead gift of $30,000 which enabled the College to obtain another matching gift.
Saint Luke’s College held Commencement on December 9 for 84 BSN, 24 RN-BSN, and two Post-Graduate Certificate students.
“Saint Luke’s College saved my life,” said Director of RN-BSN Track and Assistant Professor Beth Cita, MSN, RN. “I had four children and was working as a waitress when I decided to go back to school,” she said, “without the scholarships, I wouldn’t have been able to complete my nursing degree.”
Beth spoke to a full house during the Scholarship Reception on Monday evening November 7, 2016. The Scholarship Reception honors students who have received a scholarship from a living donor and the donors who make these scholarships possible.
On Monday, October 3, 2016, Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences inducted 50 new members into its Nursing Honor Society. The event took place at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Mo.