For more than six years, David Slack and his family have generously donated to the Rowan College of South Jersey (RCSJ) Foundation, providing support through student scholarships and the gifting of medical equipment to the College's nursing program. On Thursday, Dec. 12, the College recognized the Slack family's commitment to education by naming the Nursing and Allied Health Center's simulation room in their honor.
“David Slack and the Slack family have put a great deal of effort into enhancing this College," said RCSJ President Frederick Keating. “Their generosity has significantly advanced educational opportunities for students, especially those in the nursing program."
In 2013, Slack formed the first of several scholarships that have honored family members. Most recently, additional scholarships were added with special focus on the students in the nursing program.
“David goes above and beyond for the Rowan College Foundation," noted Rowan College of South Jersey Director of Foundation and Alumni Relations Cody Miller. “From serving on our Foundation Board to making substantial contributions to the nursing program, we are extremely grateful and thankful for all that he has done and continues to do."
Dr. Susan Hall, the dean of RCSJ's Nursing program, expressed her appreciation for the Slack family's support. One of the family's first generous donations resulted in the purchased of “Avery," a high-fidelity pediatric simulator that imitates a wide range of conditions — from a healthy, talking child to an unresponsive, critical patient with no vital signs. Instructors are able to control the computerized mannequin, allowing nursing students to gain practical experience.
“We are pleased to publicly acknowledge the Slack family for their dedication and generosity to the College," said Hall. “Since 1972, nursing graduates have been making a difference in the lives of patients, their families and future nurses in the community and surrounding tristate area. The Slack family has allowed the tradition of excellent nursing care to continue by supporting the lives of students through donations to the simulation lab and scholarships. We are grateful for the ongoing support of the nursing program from the Slack family."
“I have watched as David has generously donated to the College over the years. I think it is remarkable," added Keating. “He is one of the largest donors to this college. I want to thank him for adopting our nursing program and giving the gift of education. Dedicating this room is a way for us to honor the Slack family."
For more information about student scholarships or to become a donor, visit RCGC.edu/Give.
Rowan College of South Jersey-Gloucester campus is located on a 250-acre campus on Tanyard Road, Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.
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On Dec. 12, Rowan College of South Jersey recognized Ricki and David Slack (left) for their commitment to education by naming the Nursing and Allied Health Center's simulation room in their honor. Pictured with the Slack family are Dean of Nursing Dr. Susan Hall and RCSJ President Frederick Keating.