Scholarship honors a life of service
Service to his country and to others was Maj. Gen. Bobby W. Presley’s passion in life. Before his passing at age 83, his family and friends recall him continually thinking of how he could help others, and he did. Through his long and successful career as a highly decorated officer in the U.S. Air Force, through his leadership roles in business, and through his church and community volunteerism, Maj. Gen. Presley touched many lives around the world.
To honor his memory, his family and friends established the Bobby W. Presley Presidential Scholarship in the School of Nursing. The family said establishing an endowed scholarship in the School of Nursing was an excellent way to continue Maj. Gen. Presley’s legacy of giving to others because it invests in the education of future nurses who will provide exceptional care to the community. This is a gift they believe would have made him proud. Karen Presley, beloved widow of Maj. Gen. Presley and a major donor to the scholarship, hopes that all nursing students named Presley Scholars will be well supported throughout their education. She said her dream, and the dream of their family, is that the scholarship will play a profound role in developing the next generation of nursing leaders.