The Kay O’Connor Rosenlieb Scholarship was recently reestablished through the CCBC Foundation by Dr. Rosenlieb’s daughter Judy Rowley and family, Dan, Jim and Katy Rowley.

Dr. Rosenlieb was a well-known nurse throughout Western Pennsylvania, dedicated to excellence in all her pursuits. Prior to teaching, her professional experience included hospital and physician’s office nursing. Dr. Rosenlieb began her teaching career at the former Rochester Hospital School of Nursing. She was later hired by CCBC, rising to the Director of Nursing and Allied Health position within a few short years. Dr. Rosenlieb also served as the Director of the Learning Center at CCBC.

While working full time, she continued her education and earned two master’s degrees as well as her PhD. Dr. Rosenlieb later became an associate professor at Slippery Rock University and, while there, rose to chairperson of the Nursing Department. She also served on two boards, Aliquippa Home Health Care and Villa St. Joseph. When she retired, she started a parish nursing program at Beaver United Methodist Church. Dr. Rosenlieb cared deeply for people, especially the most vulnerable in our society.

Dr. Rosenlieb’s scholarship was originally established at the time of her passing in the spring of 2005 by her children and their spouses, Judy Hartman Rowley (Dan Rowley) and Marty Hartman (Sandie Curtis Hartman), to memorialize their mother’s legacy of teaching and mentoring future nurses. The family remembers Dr. Rosenlieb on April 8, which would have been her 85th birthday.

Additionally, the Kay O’Connor Rosenlieb Scholarship will be the first CCBC Foundation scholarship to receive an additional matching fund through the GE Foundation Matching Gifts Program. The Program enables any employee of GE or its subsidiaries to make a personal donation to a charitable cause, such as the CCBC Foundation, and the donation is matched by GE.

Scholarship applicants must be enrolled full time, be in good-standing with the College, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, apply for financial aid, and submit a 250-word essay on, “Why this scholarship would help me achieve my goals.” The application and essay are due to the Executive Director of the CCBC Foundation by the first Friday of May. The selected student will be notified by June 15.

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About CCBC Foundation

The CCBC Foundation is a non-profit educational trust established to secure and serve as the steward for donated funds. These funds are used to support students through scholarships and other college activities deemed appropriate by the Foundation. In all of its efforts, the Foundation will support the mission, vision, values and goals of the Community College of Beaver County.


About GE Matching Gifts Program

The GE Foundation created the concept of a corporate matching gift program in 1954 to support employees in their personal philanthropy/charitable giving by providing a 1:1 match. Since then, many companies have started similar programs. Today, the GE Foundation Matching Gifts Program continues to serve as an important element of the Foundation’s portfolio, with gifts matched in 2012 totaling nearly $38 million.