Professor of Nursing Carolyn Jarvis, whose lead gift provided substantial funding
for the School of Nursing renovations, explained the reasons for her support during
the Oct. 1 dedication ceremony at Homecoming:
Why did I contribute? For our students who do their homework, are engaged in class and who ask me questions
I cannot always answer.
For our faculty and staff, who each are experts in their nursing specialty. When I
get stuck thinking or writing, I have only to walk down the hall to get an answer
or get recharged.
For our liberal arts community here at Illinois Wesleyan. My own nursing courses gave
me the knowledge and skills for my nursing profession. But my liberal arts courses
shaped my personality, fed my interests and expanded my thinking and writing.