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$20 Million Gift to Support Nursing School at Catholic University

The Catholic University of America has received a $20 million donation to establish the new Conway School of Nursing, the university announced last week.

Named after donors Bill Conway, the co-founder of The Carlyle Group, and his wife Joanne, the gift will partially fund a new nursing and sciences building and increase the number of students enrolled in the school.

A part of the gift will also support the Conway Scholars program, which funds full and partial scholarships for nursing students.

“We have been so pleased with the exceptional quality of Catholic University-educated nurses and can see the tremendous impact they will each have on thousands of patients throughout their careers,” Conway said.

“While we have generally been very focused on scholarships when we learned that the main obstacle to producing more of these great nurses was the University’s current facilities, we knew we had to invest in a new building.”

Established in 2014, the Conway Scholars program includes a dedicated position for a faculty mentor that works with the scholars throughout their studies to prepare them for the post-graduation National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses as well.

Both Bill and Joanne Conway received honorary degrees from the university in 2017 and have a track record of previous donations made to the school in the past.

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