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Bob and Donna Furleigh

As a trubute to her volunteerism in the North Iowa community and years of service to NIACC as an instructor and tutor, Bob and Donna Furleigh honored Mary Furleigh Woerner with an endowed scholarship through the NIACC Foundation.

As brother and sister, Bob and Mary Furleigh grew up in the Clear Lake area.  Mary has lived in the area most of her adult life and has tirelessly served the community in one capacity or another.

Mary Woerner, who holds a doctorate degree, is known on the NIACC campus for her 22 years as an instructor with the nursing program.  After retiring as an instructor, Mary has continued to enrich the lives of students as a tutor in the Student Learning Center. 

Her commitment to education and helping people overcome obstacles and reach their goals is evident in how she spends her time.  Mary is known for her work with Clear Lake's Central Gardens, Community Kitchen, Crisis Intervention Services, Habitat for Humanity and the Cerro Gordo-Franklin County Long-term Recovery Coalition.  Mary was also recognized as 2009 Clear Lake Rotary Citizen of the Year. 
Scholarships associated with Bob and Donna Furleigh
  • Mary Furleigh Woerner Nursing Scholarship
  • Robert H. and Donna V. Furleigh Scholarship