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Liselotte WehrheimDonor Profile: Liselotte Wehrheim - Class of 1974

"Millersville was a gift to me as a mature, older person.  It was a wonderful experience"

Relationship to Millersville
 A non-traditional student, alumna of the Class of 1974

Types of Gift
Charitable Gift Annuity, Bequest

Why did you give a gift to Millersville?

After more than 60 years as a nurse, I know how valuable nursing is and want to share my dedication through the nursing program at Millersville.  I support a scholarship that helps nontraditional students like me obtain nursing degrees.

What brought you to Millersville University?

Despite all of my experience as a nurse during World War II in Germany and later work as a nurse at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Lebanon, I was told that I needed a degree to be promoted.  So, I took classes at night, during hours when I wasn't at the hospital.  And I did it.  I went to my boss at the VA Hospital and said to him, "Here is my degree.  Where's my promotion?"  I did indeed get my promotion. 

Please reflect on your experiences at Millersville. 

I am amazed at how much nursing has changed for the better over the years and how nurses have more responsibility than ever before.  I am also impressed and thrilled to support the extensive nursing school programs at Millersville, preparing nurses for vital careers in healthcare.  Back when I was a student at Millersville, people wondered why I went back to school so late in life.  You are never too old to learn.  That's what Millersville taught me.  It was a wonderful experience that I'd do right now, if I could.

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