The positive impact of giving

Mr Geoffrey Nottle (left) with School of Nursing and Midwifery Skills Laboratories Coordinator Ms Jane Stephenson (right)

Mr Geoffrey Nottle’s annual donation to a specific cause demonstrates the immediate and positive impact that an individual donor can have.  Now enjoying his retirement, Mr Nottle is an alumnus of Flinders University, graduating with a Diploma of Educational Administration in 1977.

Mr Nottle was particularly keen that his donation “be used at the School’s discretion for the provision of equipment, materials … indeed anything of enduring value and benefit, to assist in the teaching of the professional programs of the School … and to expand and enhance the learning experiences of students.”

Having approached the School itself in the first instance, Mr Nottle was then assisted by the University’s Development and Alumni Relations team in making his donation.  The money donated by Mr Nottle was used to purchase two state-of-the-art nasogastric intubation models and two catheterizing models for the School’s teaching lab, and has been greatly appreciated by everyone within the School.

Professor Paul Arbon, Dean of the School of Nursing & Midwifery, and School staff speak warmly of the very real, measurable difference that Mr Nottle’s gifts make to teaching and learning.   “Having this new equipment means the students have much improved tools to practice administering injections before going out into the hospitals where they will have to give them to patients.”

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