The Jacksonville University (JU) nursing program recently received a $3 million donation from Beverly and Jack Keigwin which will go toward the newly named Keigwin School of Nursing. It now marks the largest donation in the school’s 36-year history, and will help expand the nursing program which is the most popular major at the university.
The Keigwin’s new investment comes as the university approaches its goal of raising $120 million by 2020 for an ASPIRE campaign. Once their goal is reached, a fifth of the money will go toward the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences which houses the school of nursing. The ASPIRE campaign is seeking donations from alumnus and alumna, parents, students, business leaders, and friends of the university to advance scholarships and academics, healthcare science, campus and student life, and athletics.
Funding from the Keigwin’s will be invested in expanding nursing curriculum, adopting state-of-the-art technology, recruiting top teaching talents, and developing students to accommodate the growing demand for quality healthcare in their state and around the nation. Healthcare is a field near and dear to the Keigwin family, and they were pleased to donate to a university they believe in. According to Jacksonville.com, Beverly Keigwin released the following in a statement regarding their donation to JU:
“As a former nurse, I want the students to have a true home on campus where they can learn in a cutting-edge environment with compassionate faculty and hands on training. They are ready when they leave JU.”
To learn more about the Keigwin family and their generous gift to Jacksonville University’s nursing program, visit here.