Madison, Wis. (May 8, 2014) – Edgewood College is honored to officially dedicate the Henry Predolin School of Nursing. A brief ceremony will take place Monday, May 12, 2014 at 5:30pm on campus.
The dedication is formal recognition for both a significant gift to the renovation of the School of Nursing, and for the ongoing support of the Henry J. Predolin Foundation for student scholarships in Nursing and in other academic areas. Members of the Foundation will be in attendance at the dedication.
2014 marks the close of the first academic year students enjoyed the new Henry Predolin School of Nursing. The renovation, completed in time for the Fall 2013 semester, more than doubled the space dedicated to the School - from 6,000 to 15,000 square feet - and centralized classroom, office, conference and meeting spaces for nursing students.
In 2013-14 the School of Nursing will reach another milestone: for the second consecutive academic year, more than 100 students will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Edgewood College, both through the traditional and accelerated post-baccalaureate programs. Approximately 90% of our Nursing graduates remain in Wisconsin after earning their degree, and serve in a wide variety of healthcare settings, including local and regional hospitals and clinics, public health departments, school districts, home healthcare settings, and health advocacy agencies.
About Henry Predolin
Henry Predolin, founder of the Predolin Foundation, served on the Edgewood College Board of Trustees from 1988 to 1991. He came from the small town of Zadar on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. Born into an entrepreneurial family, he learned the value of strong ethics, honesty, and hard work from his father. He came to America in his twenties to start a new life after World War II. Starting from the bottom, he built a substantial business empire. His philanthropy started early in life and grew with his success. He did not seek recognition for himself. The tragic loss of his only son to childhood leukemia affected him deeply. He established a private foundation and dedicated it to the memory of his son, Henry J. Predolin. He intended this foundation to benefit children, higher education, and the research of leukemia and its cure.