The gift provided funding for new Nursing Simulation Labs and related technology infrastructure, and on-going support for technology in the Nursing Program. In recognition of their transformative gift, St. Cloud State honored the donors by naming the department of nursing wing in Brown Hall the Jim ’73 and Ann Marie Maciej Nursing Education Suite.
— Jim Maciej ’73
“This gift will absolutely transform the experience of our students in nursing and give faculty the tools they need to ensure the success of our students. We are honored that Jim and Ann Marie have made SCSU’s nursing program their philanthropic priority,” said President Robbyn Wacker.
“This is the largest gift in the history of the School of Health and Human Services and an affirmation of the program’s importance to Central Minnesota. As baby boomers retire from the healthcare profession it is imperative that we meet the region’s workforce needs for highly skilled and highly caring nurses. This gift from Jim and Ann Marie Maciej will go a long way in helping us meet that critical need in our community” according to Shonda Craft, Dean of the St. Cloud State’s School of Health and Human Services.
School of Health and Human Services faculty members are preparing about 2,500 students for careers via 12 undergraduate programs and 11 graduate programs. Each semester, more than 400 students engage in experiential learning through internships and other opportunities with community partners.
“In spending my career first as a nurse, and later as a nurse anesthetist, I am so impressed by the faculty at St. Cloud State and the quality and commitment of the students in the nursing program. They’re terrific.” remarked Ann Marie Maciej.