Joliet, Ill. – The Midland States Bank Foundation recently presented the University of St. Francis’ (USF) Leach College of Nursing with a $5,000 grant to support community nursing and primary care research for community health care. Dan Stevenson, Midland States Bank Senior Vice President of Banking and Cornell Lurry, Midland States Bank Regional Community Development Relationship Manager presented the grant check to the university.

“As Joliet’s only four-year university, USF is proud of the support it receives from community-based organizations such as Midland States Bank and the Midland States Bank Foundation. This grant will support community nursing and primary care research for community health care, and serves as a reminder of the power of partnership. We sincerely thank the Midland States Bank Foundation for its support of our university and our students,” said USF President Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D.

Stevenson echoed Johnson’s comments and reiterated the importance of partnership through education.

“USF works tirelessly to make our Joliet community stronger through the power of education,“ commented Stevenson. “As partners in the community, we are able to see Joliet and the surrounding areas positively affected. We are invested in the communities we serve and want them to thrive.”

Currently celebrating 100 years of higher education rooted in Franciscan values, the University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves close to 4,000 students nationwide and offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 50,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit stfrancis.edu.

University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose.

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(image caption – The Midland States Bank Foundation recently presented USF’s Leach College of Nursing with a $5,000 grant to purchase a variety of community health research resources. Pictured from left to right are Ebere Ume, Dean of USF’s Leach College of Nursing; Kristin Short, USF Vice President for University Advancement; Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D., USF President; Dan Stevenson, Midland States Bank Senior Vice President of Banking; and Cornell Lurry, Midland States Bank Regional Community Development Relationship Manager.)