|Lurana Day Scholarship supports nursing majors at FHSU|
Lurana Day and her husband, Leonard, of High Point, N.C., have established a scholarship for nursing students at Fort Hays State University.
Lurana Day, a 1986 graduate of FHSU, is the licensed nursing home administrator and vice president and chief operating officer for Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community, a 400-resident continuing care retirement facility in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Day said she had the desire to become a nurse as a child. She received her diploma in nursing at the Wesley School of Nursing in Wichita and later earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from FHSU in 1986. She obtained her master's degree in geriatric nursing from Wichita State University in 1989.
Leonard Day said it was his idea to set up the scholarship in honor of his wife's commitment to her profession. The scholarship highlights the Days' appreciation for the opportunities FHSU provided them and will give similar opportunities to future nursing students.
The Days both received degrees from FHSU. They previously lived in Ellis and still have family residing there.
The FHSU Foundation is an independent, non-profit corporation designated by the state of Kansas to receive gifts on behalf of Fort Hays State University. For more information regarding the Lurana Day Scholarship or the FHSU Foundation, contact (785) 628-5620 or www.fhsu.edu/foundation.