Mary Therese Langley graduated in 1984 from Bellarmine with a degree in Nursing and worked for more than 25 years with the Visiting Nurse Association, which provides home health, hospice and palliative care to some of the most vulnerable patients, particularly the elderly and individuals with disabilities. She was also a member of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary.
Therese was known for her knowledge, her compassion and her great sense of humor—and for always wearing purple.
The Mary Therese Langley ’84 Endowed Scholarship was established in January 2016 by John Langley in memory of his wife, who passed away in 2014, and is funded with a gift from his estate.
John attended the Mass of Remembrance in Our Lady of the Woods Chapel the year Therese died. Following that event, he began planning with Bellarmine to establish the scholarship in her name. While he never attended college, he knew how much Therese valued her education, particularly at Bellarmine. John ran a successful business until he developed health problems. Shortly after the scholarship was established, he, too, passed away. The first Mary Therese Langley ’84 Endowed Scholarship award will be made in 2017-18.
The scholarship covers tuition and mandatory fees for an undergraduate nursing major, with preference given to a student who demonstrates financial need. It is renewable so long as the recipient maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the conclusion of each academic year.