Maria College renames nursing school after getting $3.5 million grant
Maria College has renamed its nursing school after receiving the biggest monetary gift in the school’s history.
The school recently got a $3.5 million grant from Richard Siek in memory of his late wife, Andrea, a beloved nurse. As a thank you, the college renamed the school as the “Andrea Siek School of Nursing.”
Siek lived a life of service as a charge nurse and mentor to other nurses, the school said.
The 65-year-old school has roughly 800 students who major in nursing, occupational therapy, healthcare management and psychology.
Maria College is also hoping to welcome students who have to transfer from the College of Saint Rose.
They have scheduled three instant admit days next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday where Saint Rose students can apply and be admitted on the same day.