Sheila M. Saklad Accelerated Nursing Fellowship
Sheila M. Saklad, a dear friend of Cape Fear Community College, loving wife, mother, and friend to many, passed away of complications from multiple myeloma on August 22, 2020.
Sheila was a nurse herself, as was her mother, both educated at Columbia’s school of nursing in New York City.
In memory of Sheila, the Sheila M. Saklad Accelerated Nursing Fellowship was founded by Dan Saklad, Sheila’s loving husband of 54 years. Dan and Sheila have a long history of supporting students at Cape Fear Community College. Since 2002, the Saklad family has changed the lives of students at CFCC through the Daniel A. & Sheila M. Saklad Endowed Nursing Scholarship, which has supported the education of over 50 students pursuing their dream of becoming a nurse.
This fellowship provides students in CFCC’s LPN to RN program with the funding to cover all educational expenses (tuition, fees, books, supplies, and more), a brand-new laptop, and a living stipend for 12 hours per week of equivalent professional pay, allowing students to work less and spend more time concentrating on what’s most important— their education.
If you would like to contribute to this fellowship, please donate below. If you are interested in setting up your own fellowship to support CFCC’s nursing students, please call Logan Thompson, Director of Advancement, at 910-362-7866 .