Volunteer Spotlight

Cheryl Seavey Murphy 77N


Cheryl Seavey Murphy 77BSN with her Adopt-a-Scholar student, Carlie Smith 13Ox 15BSN

Cheryl Seavey Murphy is a 1977 BSN graduate of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, and has been a dedicated volunteer and donor ever since her graduation 37 years ago.  In fact, in addition to being a proud parent of daughter and fellow School of Nursing alumna, Susie Reynolds 06BSN, Murphy recruited Reynolds to get involved after she graduated.  Reynolds now serves as the Nurses’ Alumni Association Board president so the School is thankful that Murphy encouraged her to take the first step in becoming an involved alumna.

Murphy is an active member of the Nurses’ Alumni Association Development & Annual Fund Committee and one of the School of Nursing alumni representatives on the Office of Annual Giving Board.  She has served as her class reunion chair, hosted several Classroom in the Living Room events in her home, and has participated in numerous alumni phoneathons, Homecoming weekends, Candlelight Crossovers and many other School of Nursing events throughout the year.  She also works with the Emory University Woman's Club to raise funds and organize hygiene kit and supply drives for the School of Nursing’s Farm Worker Family Health Program.

Murphy has seen first-hand the financial needs of nursing students and also participates in the Adopt-a-Scholar program to “adopt” current nursing students to provide invaluable financial and mentor support.

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