Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Barbara Browne Connors Scholarship

Barbara Browne Connors Scholarship

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Barbara Browne Connors, known to her family and close friends as Barbi, as born October 28, 1927 and passed away on January 26, 1996. Barbi began her nurse training as a US Navy Cadet student nurse and completed it at Faulkner Hospital, Boston, MA, in 1949. After five wonderful years as an industrial nurse, Barbi became a full-time mother and homemaker and focused on building a family, yet always intending to continue her nurse education. Barbi became the mother of nine children, eight of whom were adopted and handicapped and therefore she was always a full-time nurse.

Impact of Donor Support

  • More learners can pursue higher education. In 2022, 22,000 donors contributed $66.3 million for scholarships.
  • More students succeed. ASU ranks #1 among the state’s public universities for its 86% first-year retention rate thanks in part to donor-funded student success initiatives.
  • And donors helped ASU offer more than 4,500 hours of free tutoring.

Our family believes in giving back and sharing the blessings we have received financially and through our time."

Dave Derminio

’74 BS in business, former ASU golfer who supports student-athletes through the Derminio Family Sun Devil Golf Scholarship

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