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SCHOOLS OF NURSING RECEIVE DONATION FROM AU ALUM
AUBURN - Teal Corte
of Fairhope recently presented $125,000 to Auburn Universitys Schools of
Nursing. The gift will be divided between the Auburn and Auburn University Montgomery
campuses, with $50,000 being given unrestricted to Auburn Universitys School
of Nursing, $50,000 unrestricted to Auburn University Montgomerys School
of Nursing and $25,000 to the Nancy Carter McDonald Endowment for Scholarships.
This is the second major gift Corte has made to the AU campaign since its public
launch in February 2006.
Our Schools of Nursing are enormously grateful
for Mr. Cortes generosity to our students, said Barbara Witt, dean
of the AU and AUM Schools of Nursing. With this gift we will be able to
support students with scholarships and purchase state of the art simulation equipment
for clinical education.
Corte graduated from AU in 1961 with a degree
in business administration. He serves as co-chair for the Mobile/Baldwin county
regional campaign for Auburn University.
After three recent hospital
visits I learned first hand how wonderful and caring nurses were for my well being,
says Corte. It gives me great pleasure to make this gift to the AU Foundation
for the Schools of Nursing.
Teal is a very loyal and generous
Auburn supporter and always has been, says former AU head football coach
Pat Dye. Through our relationship, and his attendance at the Blue Jean Ball,
he has learned of the many talented nursing students and the great job Dean Witt
has done for the School of Nursing.
The It Begins at Auburn
Campaign encompasses all colleges and schools as well as the AU libraries and
museums, athletics and Auburn University Montgomery. Endowments for student scholarships,
faculty, programs and unrestricted dollars make up 58 percent of the campaigns
goal. In addition to endowments, the campaign will focus on facilities and equipment,
campus beautification, research and current operations.
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Auburn University is a top-50 ranked public university that has provided instruction,
research and outreach to benefit the state and nation for more than 150 years.
A more than $4 billion economic impact on the state - including more than $2.4
billion in providing jobs and people resources - demonstrates AUs commitment
to this mission. AU has more than 214,000 alumni, and provides 130 degree options
to nearly 23,500 graduate and undergraduate students.