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Jeanne K. Buxbaum Scholarship

A scholarship or assistantship presented to a nursing student (graduate and/or undergraduate) who has demonstrated academic excellence (minimum of 3.0 GPA) and a sincere interest in older adults with vision and other sensory impairments or adults with sensory impairments.

Jeanne Kitenplon Buxbaum, Ph.D., 1915-2003

Jeanne Buxbaum

Scientist, Scholar, Benefactor

Dr. Jeanne K. Buxbaum earned B.S. (1938) and Ph.D. (1941) degrees in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Science and an M.B.A. (1974) from the University of Delaware . She was the first Ph.D.-prepared woman chemist employed by DuPont Company, where she worked until her retirement in the late 1980s. She was married to Edwin Buxbaum, Ph.D., an organic chemist and anthropologist, who predeceased Jeanne. They had no children together.

Dr. Buxbaum was a member of Sigma Xi (science honorary society), Beta Gamma Sigma (business administration honorary society), and the Association of Chemical Engineers. She was co-inventor on a patent issued in Canada to DuPont Company for a dye dispersion process. She was an avid gardener and passionate about classical music.

At age 87, Dr. Buxbaum was frail and had lost her sight due to macular degeneration; she was cared for by professional nurses until her death. She left a large portion of her estate to the University of Delaware , establishing the Jeanne K. Buxbaum Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students in Nursing and the Jeanne K. Buxbaum Chair of Nursing Science – all of which are focused on aging, specifically those aspects of aging associated with frailty in late life, such as sensory losses.

Profile of Buxbaum Scholars

Buxbaum Scholars

Dr. Rempusheski and Buxbaum Scholars attend
2008 Friends of the National Institute of Nursing
Research Gala in Washington, D.C, October 1, 2008:
Pictured (L to R) at McDowell Hall are Lindsay
Zaleski, Carolyn Ziminski, Dr. Rempusheski, Jessica
Page, and Hannah Draper before leaving for the Gala.

Graduate Student
Buxbaum Scholars

2007
Katherine Price

2007-08
Danielle Chellappoo

2008-09
Hannah Draper

2009-11
Michelle A. Kennedy

2010-11
Lisa Marie Davidson

2011-13
Kelly Leedy

2012
Sangeetha Karunanithi

2013-14
Ann Marie Gamble

2014-15
Emily Banning
Matthew Koterwas

Buxbaum Scholars

Dr. Rempusheski and the 2007-08 Buxbaum
Scholars attended the 17th Annual Research
Conference, sponsored by the Delaware Nurses
Association, Committee on Nursing Research and the
Beta Xi, Omicrom Gamma, and Tau Beta Chapters of
Sigma Theta Tau International, at Wilmington College
Dover Campus, on September 7, 2007. Left to right
are:Dr. Veronica Rempusheski, Danielle Chellappoo,
Matthew Koterwas, Jessica Page, and Carolyn
Ziminski.

Undergraduate Student Buxbaum Scholars

2006-09
Carolyn Ziminski

2007-09
Mathew Koterwas

2007-10
Jessica Page

2008-09
Lindsay Zaleski

2008-10
Jessica Carter
Lisa J. Fox

2009-12
Zoey Call
Ashley Martinez

2010-11
Audrey Arcuri

2010-12
Marissa Alligood Merson

2010-13
Brittany Drazich

2011-12
Megan Hagen
Lindsay James

2012-14
Danielle Jacoby
Rita-Rae Schaeffer
Delaney White

2013-15
Rachael L. Cooper
Julia Pohlman
Kearstin Raby

2014-15
Natalie Roddy
Angela Gonzalez
Paulina Renda
Audrey McGowen
Julie Harlam

CHS Honors Day - October 2012

2012 Buxbaum Scholars

Standing left to right: Dean Matt, Buxbaum Scholars Delaney White, Rita-Rae Schaeffer, Danielle Jacoby, Sangeetha Karunanithi, and Dr. Rempusheski


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