Coakley-Hanton Scholarship Endowment

  • Major: Nursing
  • Financial need
  • Class level: JR, SR
  • Enrollment status: Continuing
  • Must be accepted into the Nursing Program

Professor Emerita Jean Marie Coakley, who served as director of nursing from 1978 to 1989, passed away August 14, 2014. She was 97. Coakley was born on Dec. 23, 1916, in Columbus, Ohio. She received her diploma nursing degree in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1943 and served in the U.S. Ary Nurse Corps during World War ll, stationed in the United States, the Philippines, and New Guinea. After the war, she earned her bachlor’s in nursing from the University of Colorado, her master’s in education from Indiana University, and, later, her doctorate in education.