Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Foundation President Lorina Marshall-Blake accepted West Chester University’s inaugural Corporate Partner of the Year award from Chris Fiorentino, the interim president of the University. Fiorentino presented the award at a reception held at the Foundation’s center city Philadelphia office. The University honored the Foundation for its long-time support of the University’s nursing program through the Foundation’s Nurses for Tomorrow initiative.
For more than a decade, the Foundation has provided scholarships for nursing undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the Foundation has provided funding for 36 Doctor of Nursing Practice students to further bolster the nursing workforce by increasing the number of nurses pursuing faculty and leadership roles.