NURSING STUDENT RECIPIENT OF THE FIRST MARY GAILMARD DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP
Jennifer Stagg Florence is named
the recipient of the Mary Gailmard Davis Scholarship.
Family members, Dr. Floyd Davis, Timothy L. Davis, and Danielle Davis-Weer were delighted to make this award to such a deserving student. In a letter sent from the Davis family members to Jennifer, they wrote, "Our family is proud of your hard work. Your academic achievements and dedication to your family exemplify the life and career of our dear mother and wife, Mary. We hope our scholarship assists you in your goals of reaching your full potential and dreams towards a rewarding and successful career in Nursing care and education, which will become increasingly important in the years ahead."
Mary Gailmard Davis was a very caring, compassionate wife and mother who always wanted to help others. She was proud of her first career as a skilled Orthopedic Nurse. Her work as a nurse set the stage for a strong foundation for learning and enabled her to have the discipline, organization, and dedication to complete her accounting degree at Mercer University. She completed this degree with academic honors and assumed the responsibilities of accountant and business manager of her husband’s Ophthalmology practice. Mrs. Davis was a graduate of the St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Atlanta.
The College is proud to have the opportunity to work with the Davis family and to assist them in awarding a scholarship to a young woman who met their pre-established award criteria. "The College is grateful to donors, such as members of the Davis family, who find spirit and enthusiasm in reaching out to others," said Dr. Linda Streit, Dean and Professor at Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University. "Mary always wanted to help people and that is the motivation for the scholarship," Dr. Davis said. "She would have hoped, if she were here today, to have helped a deserving student. That's what it's all about."