Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing Graduate Selected for Student Philanthropy Award
Beebe Medical Foundation presented the Margaret H. Rollins Student Philanthropy Award to nursing student graduate, Mallory Drew, during the school’s graduation ceremony on May 30.
Mallory demonstrated her natural leadership and spirit of volunteerism upon entering the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, said Judy Aliquo, President & CEO of Beebe Medical Foundation.
“The Foundation was pleased to honor Mallory, who has been exemplary in her philanthropic activities, supporting both Beebe Healthcare and the community at large,” said Ms. Aliquo. “She volunteered at many of the school’s open houses and enthusiastically shared her pride in her school. Her friendly attitude, warm smile, and engagement with participants made her a popular and effective tour guide for prospective students and their families.”
Philanthropy is defined as the practice of giving money and time to help make life better for other people. The profession of nursing and philanthropy go hand-in-hand. Nurses care for others, including their community, with a desire to give back.
In the past year, she dedicated over 40 hours to community service as a volunteer. The requirement for the nursing program is eight hours each semester. Mallory was one student the school could always call upon for an extra hand or to represent the School of Nursing at various community events.
As the Student Government President, Mallory helped to create, plan, organize, and implement many community events and fundraisers for students and faculty including: Wear Purple Day for opioid abuse and mental health awareness, Dewey Goes Pink for breast cancer awareness, Trick or Tree(t) - helping Assawoman Wildlife Area in Ocean View by planting trees, a Thanksgiving food drive to support the Cape Henlopen Food Basket, donations to the Sussex Consortium and People’s Place Women’s Shelter, and collecting donations for the Delaware Humane Association. These are a few of the many events she either led or participated in as a nursing student.
Mallory attended student council meetings at both the school and state levels, and openly shared what she learned from these conferences with her peers. She also represented the school at numerous health fairs and at the Beebe Wellness Expo in March.
As a graduate of the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, Mallory will begin working in Beebe Healthcare’s Emergency Department in August. Mallory, whose family lives in Maine, is the niece of Beebe Healthcare’s Information Systems Director Clint Perkinson and his wife, Kerry Perkinson.
Caption: Margaret H. Rollins Student Philanthropy Award winner, Mallory Drew, shares a proud moment during the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing graduation with her aunt and uncle, Kerry and Clint Perkinson.