A new undergraduate scholarship has been established to honor the contributions of SON alumna Jo-Anne Trowbridge Martin, ‘69. The idea to create the scholarship came from Jo-Anne’s husband Ted, who has joined his wife in many supportive activities of the SON through the years.
This fund will be the third nursing scholarship to recognize members of Jo-Anne’s family. Jo-Anne created the Ann Peirce Trowbridge Scholarship in 1981 as a tribute to her mother, who always wanted to be a nurse but was not able to pursue that dream. In 2008, the Joe Earle Trowbridge scholarship for graduate psychiatric mental health nursing was established in memory of Jo-Anne’s father.
The newest scholarship honors Jo-Anne’s contributions to nursing and education. Not long after graduating from the SON in 1969, Jo-Anne joined the United States Navy Reserve Corps and served her country for 33 years, reaching the rank of Captain before she retired in 2000. Jo-Anne has also served the School as a member of the Alumni Association Board where she chaired the awards committeeand on the SON Foundation Board where she held the positions of Vice President and Secretary.