A memorial Scholarship for college Nursing Program candidates at OSU was established in 2004 to honor the memory of Lorelei Grothe Howland. Lorelei was my friend and a classmate who worked as a Registered Nurse in Lakeview for 23 years.
She and I ran track together and had a great deal of fun in Spanish Club. She was an accomplished horsewoman, a highly organized and focused person. She was an excellent nurse and a good friend. She had this amazing collection of Roosters and Chickens, and to this day the sight of some fun rendition of those causes me to think of her.
I want to remind you of this scholarship, which is a tax deductible contribution. There is great need for nurses all over our nation, and this is an opportunity for you to improve the future, increase the number of students who can go into nursing, and to honor a woman who dedicated her life to helping others.
Often when we lose someone we love and/or respect, we have an opportunity in that moment to honor them. Time passes and the fact that the opportunity still exists, fades from our memory. I urge you to think back to those who you might wish to remember in a way that helps others, and to reach for your checkbook and reconnect- and re-honor that person.
As for Lorelei and the advancement of quality nursing graduates, you can donate to the OSU Foundation, 850 SW 35th Street, Corvallis, Oregon, 97333. Write “Howland Scholarship” Acct#4100-75033” on the memo line.
Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter’s or sculptor’s work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God’s spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts. ~Florence Nightingale