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Family Nurse Practitioner Student Receives Scholarship to Better Serve Families

September 11, 2014

“I thank God every day for being blessed and privileged to have great teachers and amazing mentors at Drexel. Thank you for everything you do,” wrote George Donavos in reaction to learning that he was named a recipient of WellSpan Health’s Bev Malloy Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,500. Donavos is currently enrolled in the post-master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.

“I’m interested in expanding my knowledge base to include care of the pediatric population, as well as the family as a whole, which will tremendously help in serving the chronic and emergency needs of the York area population,” he said. Donavos’ interest in entering the field of nursing was piqued by a personal family matter.

Donavos is one of three winners this year. He works as a Nurse Practitioner at the WellSpan York Hospital Emergency Department located in York, Pennsylvania.

Administered by the York Health Foundation, the Bev Malloy Memorial Nursing Scholarship was named for Beverly Malloy, a nurse who served her community with immense care and compassion during her more than 40 years in affiliation with York Hospital. The scholarship is supported by charitable contributions through the Foundation and is distributed each year to WellSpan Health employees or volunteers selected on the basis of demonstrated kindness and compassion through their interactions, their articulation of a special concentrated interest in nursing, and their commitment to serving the York and Adams communities.