Lorina Marshall-Blake with Nurses for Tomorrow scholarship recipients.
On June 14, the president of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation), Lorina Marshall-Blake, delivered the commencement address to nearly 2,000 graduates and their families at Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.
The Foundation has supported Drexel University through the Nurses for Tomorrow program, which provides scholarships for nurses at every academic level. Since the Foundation’s inception in 2011, the Foundation has awarded Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions more than $1.8 million dollars in scholarship funding.
In her remarks, Marshall-Blake shared words of wisdom from leaders who have influenced her life, including Michelle Obama and Marian Wright Edelman. Marshall-Blake’s remarks set out to inspire students to embody values of service, resilience, and courage, regardless of their chosen path in life.