March 27, 2024

SUNY Empire Announces Dr. Bridget Nettleton Memorial Healthcare Scholarship

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – MARCH 27, 2024) Empire State University has a new memorial scholarship in honor of Dr. Bridget Nettleton, the founding dean of the School of Nursing and Allied Health. The scholarship honors Dr. Nettleton’s work in the field of nursing, bridging the gap between healthcare and academia by supporting nursing education, building a pipeline for new nurses, and promoting nurse retention and advancement in the field.

SUNY Empire alumni David Theobald ’13 ’17 and Susan Theobald ’16 established the scholarship, which has since attracted the support of others at the university and the healthcare community.

“My wife, Susan, and I are delighted to contribute to the establishment of annual scholarships in memory of Dr. Bridget Nettleton,” David Theobald said. “Dr. Nettleton played a pivotal role as my mentor, guiding me from the inception of my academic journey in obtaining my BSN in '13 to my MSN in '17 during her tenure as the dean of the Nursing and Allied Healthcare department. She was not only a mentor to me but also a beacon of light for many others, offering guidance with kindness and compassion throughout their educational and professional endeavors.”

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