This fund was established in 2009 by Karen L. Hanson to support the College of Nursing.
Karen Hanson earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Florida in 1966. In the late 1970s, she worked with other Central Florida nurses to bring graduate nursing education to Orlando, and subsequently earned her master’s degree at the Orlando campus of the University of Florida in 1986. Formerly the Director of Accreditation services at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Karen retired in 2008.
Karen Hanson has three children: Scott, Brett, and Michelle.