Kathleen Merwin

UConn School of Nursing

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. (Margaret Mead, anthropologist)

A sophomore nursing student, I can best be described as an outgoing, driven and caring member of a very close-knit Italian-American family from North Haven.  I have always been very involved in my school and town communities.  At the age of five, I joined the Girl Scouts of America and eventually achieved its highest honor, receipt of the Gold Award. Over the years, I have volunteered regularly at the Sister Ann Grimes Center; St. Rita Church Summer Bible Camp; Ronald McDonald House; Relay for Life; Whitney Manor; and the Hospital of Saint Raphael, where I first began volunteering at the age of fourteen. My work at St. Raphael’s has fostered my passion for nursing: the atmosphere of the hospital always exhilarated me. I continue to volunteer at the hospital and oversee its summer student volunteer program.

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