Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, has announced a gift of $8.3 million from longtime supporters Bill and Trina Rambo.
The largest gift in the university's history will support program development, scholarships, and lab upgrades at the Byers School of Nursing, including the Trina Rambo, R.N., Dean's Chair of the Byers School of Nursing, the Rambo Family Endowed Scholarship, and the Rambo Global Health Scholars Program. The gift also will establish and be used to maintain the Bill Rambo Admissions Center and the Rambo Family Advanced Nursing Lab.
The university's first applicant, Bill Rambo graduated with a bachelor's degree in history in 1964. He enjoyed a thirty-five-year career in the property/casualty insurance business in Ohio, Michigan, and Florida, including fifteen years as vice president with Brown & Brown and as president of its subsidiary MacDuff Underwriters, before retiring in 2000. Trina Rambo retired from nursing in 2004.
"Walsh University is thrilled to receive this significant gift from Bill and Trina Rambo," said Walsh University president Richard Jusseaume. "Their generosity will not only advance the Byers School of Nursing, but the field of nursing and health care in general. Their gift will have a lasting impact on Walsh University for years to come."