NEWPORT, R.I. – Salve Regina University nursing student Julie D. O’Connell has been selected on the merits of her academic standing to receive a $1,000 scholarship awarded by Cathleen Naughton Associates, a family-owned home health care firm based in Providence.
O’Connell, a junior from Coventry, is one of three nursing students in the state to receive a Cathleen Earley Naughton ’57 Scholarship in Nursing.
Selected by nursing departments chairs, scholarship recipients must be Rhode Island residents majoring in nursing. They are chosen based on academic standing and financial need.
In the accompanying photo, Salve Regina nursing student Julie D. O’Connell (left) is presented her scholarship award by Catherine Earley Naughton, founder of Cathleen Naughton Associates and a 1957 Salve Regina graduate.
“The community has been very good to us,” said Caroline Naughton Rumowicz, CEO of Cathleen Naughton Associates, opened by her mother Cathleen Naughton in 1979. “We really wanted to give back a little bit. We’ve worked alongside members of the community for years – and have been very involved at URI and Salve Regina.”
Cathleen Naughton, a registered nurse, is a 1957 Salve Regina graduate. Caroline received a master’s degree in Health Services Administration from Salve Regina in 1993. The two focus with their staff on helping people improve their quality of life.
“This scholarship program is a terrific way for our own future generation of nurses to know they have the support of a wonderful long line of professionals as they navigate the increasing costs of higher education,” said Katherine Horoschak, Salve Regina Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving. “Nursing is such a worthy endeavor, and a solid education, particularly in nursing, is critical to our country’s future.”
Additionally, $500 awards were given to University of Rhode Island senior Ryan Baxter of Coventry and sophomore Nicholas Crowinshield of Providence.
With offices in Providence and Wakefield, Cathleen Naughton Associates is a family-owned and operated home health care provider that has been servicing Rhode Islanders since 1979. Founded by Cathleen Naughton RNBS, the organization is committed to treating people with dignity and respect. The agency focuses on helping improve people’s quality of life through a wide range of community home health care services.