Curry College is pleased to announce the establishment of the Eugene W. and Gloria Landy Dean of the School of Nursing. Continuing their legacy as generous donors to the College, Sam Landy '82 and his family, their company, UMH Properties, Inc., and the Eugene W. and Gloria Landy Foundation made a $1 million gift to establish the deanship.
"My father and I believe it is essential to support the highly lauded Curry College School of Nursing," said Landy. "This gift has a twofold benefit. Nurses are the backbone of America's health care system. This contribution will enable Curry to continue to educate highly-skilled, well-trained nurses to care for those in need. Equally important, these nurses will enjoy a rewarding and well-compensated career, a direct benefit of a Curry education."
Sam Landy is president and CEO of NYSE-listed UMH Properties, Inc., based in Freehold, New Jersey, founded by his father, Eugene Landy. For many years, Sam and his family have been generous donors to the College's annual fund. Their most recent gift to the College is the Landy Family Student Services Area, a campus hub that houses the College's Center for Global and Career Services, the Writing Center, and Disability Services.
"We are grateful to the Landy family, UMH Properties, Inc., and the Eugene W. and Gloria Landy Foundation for this substantive gift to Curry College in support of the School of Nursing," said Sally Murray, vice president of Institutional Advancement. "This is a significant gift for one of our most distinguished programs."
Dr. Michelle McMahon is the current dean of the School of Nursing. Curry College takes pride in delivering a rigorous, world-class educational experience that prepares graduates to provide the highest quality of nursing care. As a School of Nursing within a liberal arts college, Curry faculty are uniquely dedicated to helping students learn to apply knowledge humanely, intelligently, and effectively in our complex, changing world. Today Curry College offers a renowned undergraduate nursing program that places our graduates in top-tier hospitals throughout the nation. The School of Nursing also offers Master of Science programs with nursing leadership and nursing education tracks. Our newly launched Accelerated Entry Master of Science in Nursing allows graduates with a non-nurse degree to enter the profession with a master's degree in twenty months opening exciting career opportunities. Curry also offers a certificate program in perioperative nursing in response to the workforce development needs.