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Stan and Helen Buell Nursing Award
Faculty: Arts
Occasion: Convocation
Process: Recommended by Nursing
Scholarship Type: Award
Description: Granted each year to a student graduating from the four year Nursing program or Accelerated Nursing program at UPEI; recipient will have demonstrated a passion for patient care and intend to practice in Prince Edward Island.
Background: Stanley Irwin Buell and Helen Elizabeth (Kent) Buell retired to Stratford, Prince Edward Island after many years of living and travelling around the world. Stan is originally from Parkdale, PEI and attended secondary school at Prince of Wales College and post-secondary school at Saint Dunstan’s University prior to pursuing a career in engineering. Helen is from Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, and was a successful teacher in Halifax when she and Stan met. Stan and Helen enjoy a common love of all things artistic and cultural. Their home reflects an eclectic style and their passion for art and culture is reflected in the welcoming environment they have created. Helen has a particular passion for music, and she and Stan attend many concerts and recitals at the university. As well, they both have a deep appreciation for the healthcare available on Prince Edward Island, and the professionals who work diligently to ensure the health of our community. As a component of their intention to give back to Prince Edward Island, they have established awards at Holland College, and planned gifts for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the PEI Community Foundation. They are furthering their immense generosity to the Island through the establishment of these new awards for UPEI students. Criteria: The Stan & Helen Buell Music Award: Beginning in the fall of 2017, this award will be granted each year to a returning student in UPEI’s Music program who has a focus on instrumental training and is in financial need. Further criteria may be determined in the selection process if required. The successful recipient will be approved by the Senate Committee on Scholarships and Awards. The Stan & Helen Buell Nursing Award: Beginning in May 2018, this award will be granted each year to a student who is graduating from the four year Nursing Program or the Accelerated Nursing Program at UPEI. The recipient will have demonstrated a passion for patient care and the intention to practice in Prince Edward Island. Further criteria may be determined in the selection process if required. The successful recipient will be recommended by the Dean of Nursing in consultation with Nursing faculty and approved by the Senate Committee on Scholarships and Awards.
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