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CMC Foundation receives $1.5 million challenge gift for enhancements to the Spring Valley campus

Carbondale resident Paul Bushong pledged $1.5 million as a challenge match for other donors to join him in supporting the renovation of CMC Spring Valley’s student center and the addition of a new 4,000 square-foot nursing education facility.

Bushong’s interest in education and CMC began in 2018 with the establishment of The Fast Forward Scholarship which has awarded 29 students over $100,000. “Local support is important to me,” Bushong said. “I want to support students so they can earn a degree or certificate and stay in the community and participate in their local economy.”

When Bushong learned about the need to help fund a new nursing simulation lab and finish the renovations for Spring Valley’s student center, he was eager to jumpstart the campaign. “Everybody has places to put their money but CMC is a special place,” said Bushong. “Their cost of tuition is a real bargain, and I continue to be surprised and impressed with the job they do.” Learn more »
CMCF helps students make their dreams come true

"I want to be a nurse because I want to help the community through being able to offer bilingual comprehensive care in this valley.”  

Eva Reyes Castillo is a student in the nursing program at CMC Spring Valley and a a participant in Fund Sueños program which uses interest-free income sharing agreements (ISA's) to assist students who aren't eligible to receive federal financial aid.

The Campaign for Rural Nursing Success will fund new nursing scholarships, as well as innovative financial aid opportunities for our nursing students. 

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