Lansing Community College

Support Students in Nursing

A. Irene (Merva) Smith, was born May 13, 1922, in Pleasant City, Ohio. She was one of 8 children born to John and Julianna Merva. As a child of a hard-working family of Slovakian descent, she was raised with an understanding of the importance of work and service to others. She had a career as a Nurse Anesthetist. In addition to her civilian nursing education, Smith received training in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. She is remembered by her family as being a great role model, setting an example by working hard, having boundless energy, and caring for family and others. She had a great love of nature, birds, flowers, and dogs. A woman of strong faith, she witnessed the spirit of the Army Nursing Team Creed, always remembering that it “is a privilege to care for each individual and always striving to be attentive and respectful of their needs and honor their uniquely divine human spirit.”

George Merva and his wife Betty have established this scholarship in memory of his sister because of the love and admiration they have for her.

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Please make all checks payable to Lansing Community College Foundation and include the fund that you would like to support with your gift.

All checks can be mailed to:

Lansing Community College Foundation
309 N. Washington Sq
Suite 201
Lansing, MI 48933

If you are interested in donating stock assets the Depository Trust Company (DTC) for the Foundation is:

Charles Schwab
DTC# 0164, Code 40
Lansing Community College Foundation
Account #: 2546-4364

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Phone: 517-483-1985
Fax: 517-267-5554

Lansing Community College Foundation
Downtown Campus
Washington Court Place
309 N. Washington Square, Ste. 201
Lansing, MI 48933
United States

Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Foundation Staff