Pat Kuebler Memorial Scholarship Award Recognizes Dedication and Patient Care

(Bradenton, Fla., May 10, 2016) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) nursing student Natasha Logan was awarded the Pat Kuebler Memorial Scholarship during the nurses pinning ceremony held Friday, May 6, at SCF’s Neel Performing Arts Center.

Pat Kuebler was an assistant administrator in charge of nursing for Sarasota Memorial Hospital before she came to teach at Manatee Junior College, now SCF. While teaching for four years she had a profound effect on her students. She died in 1981 from cancer. In 1985, the nursing department of Manatee Memorial Hospital, made up of many of her former students, established the scholarship in her name for students who exemplify her character, compassion and dedication to nursing.

Logan was a shining example of Kuebler’s spirit this year. Her “enthusiasm and eagerness to learn has been a positive influence in the clinical setting,” said Cassandra Holmes, executive director of SCF Foundation.

Holmes recounted an example of her professionalism and dedication from one of Logan’s clinical experiences in which she was assigned three patients at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Within a few hours all three of her patients were put in isolation, requiring additional work and extra care on entering and exiting each room. Rather than focus on the extra work, she focused on the patient care. 

In addition to following protocols perfectly, her instructor noted, “I observed her patience, caring attitude and cheerfulness.”

The pinning ceremony included a welcome from Dr. Beverly Hindenlang, SCF’s dean of nursing and health professions. Dick Fenstermaker, president of Hospital Volunteers of Venice, and Vernon DeSear, vice president of Manatee Healthcare System, made presentations during the pinning ceremony.

For information about SCF’s nursing program, visit For more information on creating a memorial scholarship contact Cassandra Holmes, executive director SCF Foundation, at

From left: Cassandra Holmes, executive director SCF Foundation and Natasha Logan, scholarship recipient

From left: Cassandra Holmes, executive director SCF Foundation and Natasha Logan, scholarship recipient

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