Celebrating a Life: Vaughna Letitia Jarvis

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The Vaughna Letitia Jarvis Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to the memory of Vaughna Jarvis, a 23 year old Dominican College nursing student who was killed in a one-car crash on the Taconic State Parkway on May, 17, 2014, the morning before her graduation.

Vaughna was a compassionate person who showed great love for family, friends, coworkers, and many others she encountered. While attending Dominican College, Vaughna was the Ambassador of the Dominican College Student Nurses Association, reaching out to build ties with others. Instead of going on vacation like most college students Vaughna spent her spring breaks volunteering. On one service trip, she helped build schools in the Dominican Republic. On other trips she volunteered in New Jersey to help rebuild after Hurricane Sandy and in Macon, Georgia.

During her short life, Vaughna received several awards and scholarships. She was a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the Alpha Chi Honor Society, and she was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Vaughna touched the lives of many people. The scholarship created in her name will carry on her legacy of compassionate caring and service.

If you wish to honor the life of Vaughna Jarvis, please consider making a donation to the scholarship fund established in her memory by clicking here.