In their latest act of generosity, benefactors Louis and Joan Soriano are making yet another difference in the community they call home. Their recent $50,000 gift to
Recipients of the scholarships-and the Sorianos-will be recognized May 10 at a dinner for all
The four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at OC was green-lighted by the state’s Higher Education Coordinating Board in August 2006. Scholarship recipients affirmed their intent to work at
Affording Kitsap residents the opportunity to earn a four-year degree in nursing in their own backyard is a dream a long time in the making for Joan Soriano. The
“Louis and I decided to create a scholarship for employees at
The two bring decades of volunteerism to both OC and Harrison-Louis as a former OC board member, and Joan as a long-time member of
“Given the services Harrison offers the community-first-rate cancer care and the wonderful cardiac surgery program, which Louis was a recipient of-we are blessed to have the physicians and support staff right here. We want to be a part of that,” she says.
“The scholarship will have a far-reaching impact on our community, which will benefit from a more highly skilled nursing staff, and for those Harrison employees who whose lives will be enhanced by education,” says Stephanie Cline, executive director of