The DeKalb County Community Foundation and Kishwaukee College Foundation are pleased to announce the Terry S. Jones and Nancy J. Eyer Kishwaukee College Nursing Student Fund. This new Designated Fund provides for an annual scholarship award to a student enrolled in the nursing program at Kishwaukee College. Applications are open and available online at kish.edu/kcfscholarships through March 31, 2021.
Terry was born on June 3, 1952 in Peoria, IL. After high school, he joined the United States Army and became a medic. It was during this time he discovered his love for healthcare and nursing. After the Army, he worked as an oncology nurse at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, IL, for many years before transitioning to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Terry died peacefully from metastatic lung cancer on October 2, 2020 surrounded by his family. The Terry S. Jones and Nancy J. Eyer Kishwaukee College Nursing Student Fund honors his memory and compassion for others.
After obtaining a B.A., Nancy then graduated from the Kishwaukee College nursing program in 1979. She began her nursing career at Loyola University Medical Center before transitioning into home health care and eventually retirement.
“We both have seen the vulnerability that patients experience during medical treatment and we want to ensure that patients receive exceptional care from a competent, caring, and compassionate professional,” said Nancy. “We are grateful for the education we received and want to create this opportunity for others. Many thanks to Kishwaukee College for preparing me for a career in nursing.”
“The importance of having well trained nurses in the local community has been greatly highlighted in the last year,” said Dr. Kayte Hamel, Kishwaukee College Foundation Executive Director. “We are grateful to Nancy Eyer for establishing this endowment that will provide scholarships to students in the Kishwaukee College nursing program for years to come.”
Donations to any Fund at the DeKalb County Community Foundation, including the Terry S. Jones and Nancy J. Eyer Kishwaukee College Nursing Student Fund, can be made online at dekalbccf.org/donate, or by mail to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178. For questions or to get started creating your own charitable Fund, please contact Executive Director Dan Templin at 815-748-5383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured above: Terry S. Jones and Nancy J. Eyer