Irene P. Sorbara Charitable Foundation Trust Presents Scholarships to Seven Students at the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing

Seven students at the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare are the recipients of scholarships presented by the Irene P. Sorbara Charitable Foundation Trust.

Mrs. Sorbara established the trust to provide annual scholarships for residents of Sussex County who are pursuing post-secondary education in the fields of nursing or teaching. The first scholarship was awarded in the fall of 2010.

Mrs. Sorbara was born in Lewes in 1938 and died in 2007. She was an elementary school teacher in Rehoboth Beach for 30 years.

This year’s recipients are: Seniors: Shelby Collins- Millsboro, Delaware; Nicole Gilmore – Ocean View, Delaware; Caitlin McGroerty – Seaford, Delaware. First year students are: Marissa Setzer – Milton, Delaware; Danielle Marsico – Lewes, Delaware; Ashley Rego – Lewes, Delaware; Jillian Zuppo – Dagsboro, Delaware.

Caption: Pictured here, left to right, standing: Nicole Gilmore, Shelby Collins, Caitlin McGroerty, and Karen Pickard, MSN, RN, CNE, Program Administrator. Sitting:
Danielle Marsico, Jillian Zuppo, Ashley Rego, and Marissa Setzer.

The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare, is the only hospital-based nursing program in Delaware, and is accredited by The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly NLNAC.  The diploma in Professional Nursing is awarded at the completion of the curriculum, qualifying graduates to be eligible for National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCLEX examination, leading to licensure as a registered nurse.  Beebe graduates consistently have high NCLEX pass rates and can complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at University of Delaware or at Wilmington University.

Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health for the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. It offers services throughout Southern Delaware including a 210-licensed-bed hospital, a cancer center, and outpatient facilities at multiple sites providing walk-in care, lab, imaging, and physical rehab services.  For more information, please visit us online at