University Patron Donates to Nursing Students

Published: November 11, 2014 | Author: Jessica Young | Read Time: 1 minutes

Dick Johnston, author and Southern Utah University benefactor, recently created a $50,000 endowed scholarship for University nursing students. The SUU Department of Nursing is inviting all to attend a special thank event for Johnston Friday, November 14 at 10 a.m. in the Skaggs Center for Health & Molecular Sciences lobby.

Johnston holds a bachelor of arts in journalism from the University of Colorado and masters of art in political science from the University of Illinois. He spent 20 years working as a newspaper reporter and editor and another 20 years in government public relations before retirement. He and his wife Loretta reside in Westminster, Colorado. 

Now a published author, he has most recently written “Won’t Quit,” an Escalante desert love story, and “Taylor Ranch War,” a book about the controversy over Mexican land grants in southern Colorado. Johnston will be reading a section of his most recent book at the thank you presentation.

Along with the reading the presentation will include addresses from a nursing student and Donna Lister, Department of Nursing chair. Refreshments will be served after the presentation.  

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