Helen Taggart, Shelley Conroy, Mary Chatman and Linda Bleicken

Memorial Health Gives a Boost to 3 Days for AASU

(March 31, 2010) The seventh annual 3 Days for AASU campaign received an early boost with a gift of $235,000 presented by Memorial Health during the kickoff breakfast. The funds will support AASU's nursing program.

Mary Chatman, Memorial Health senior vice president and chief nursing officer, presented the check to AASU President Linda Bleicken, Shelley Conroy, dean of the College of Health Professions, and Helen Taggart, interim head of nursing.

This year, the campaign's honorary co-chairs are Y. Allen Beall, Class of '48; J. Cliff McCurry, Class of '68; and Kaitlen Fulp, Class of '08 and '11. The annual campaign seeks support from businesses throughout the region to fund academic scholarships and critical university programs.

The campaign culminates with a victory celebration at 10 a.m. Friday in Jenkins Hall when the honorary co-chairs will present a check for the total amount of funds raised to President Bleicken and the AASU Foundation.

Gifts of all amounts are meaningful and tax deductible. Pledges made now can be paid through December 2010. For information about the campaign or to make a pledge, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), annual fund coordinator, at 912.344.2870.