May 12, 2017
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
About 40 people enjoyed the “Paint It Forward” fundraiser
at Mount Saint Mary College, to benefit the Cheryl L. Walker
Mount Saint Mary College and Orange Regional Medical Center
hosted the “Paint It Forward” fundraiser for the Cheryl L. Walker
Nursing Scholarship on Saturday, May 6, earning more than $1,500
for the cause.
The event, held in Mount Saint Mary College’s Hudson Hall,
consisted of a painting class, wine, and cheese. Participants,
taught by professional artists, crafted their own scenic
The scholarship is named after Cheryl Walker, who was a
registered nurse, clinical nurse specialist, and an educator at the
Mount. It will be awarded annually to a student enrolled in the
Mount’s School of Nursing baccalaureate RN program.
Throughout her nearly 40-year career, Walker held positions at
Vassar Brothers Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center.
She passed away on January 13, 2016, at the age of 58, due to
Spearheading the efforts to establish and fund the scholarship
are Andrea Ackermann, professor of nursing at Mount Saint Mary
College; Sylvia Stubbs of the Hudson Valley Staff Development
Educators Group; and Lisa Summers-Gibson, medical group nursing
administrator for the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.
Those interested in contributing to the Cheryl Walker
Scholarship can do so online at msmc.edu/gift
Specify that the donation is for the Cheryl Walker Scholarship
under the “other” option.