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Marjorie Delores Ferguson

Marjorie Delores Ferguson, Jamaican nursing educator. Named Outstanging Teacher Lions Club, 1989, Inland Steel Ryerson Foundation, 1990, Outstanding Family Washington Park Young Men’s Christian Association, 1981; recipient Achievement award Jamaican American Caribbean Quarterly, 1988.


  • Ferguson, Marjorie Delores was born on September 19, 1935 in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Came to the United States, 1950. Daughter of Henry David and Marie (McFarlane) Ball.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, DePaul University, Chicago, 1966. Master in Public Health, University Illinois, 1977.


    • Staff nurse Provident Hospital, Chicago, 1956-1960. Supervising nurse Oak Forest (Illinois) Hospital, 1960-1966. School nurse Gary (Indiana) Community Schools, 1966-1972, school nurse practitioner, 1972-1982, health occupations instructor, 1982-1993.

      Instructor University Hospital of West Indies School Nursing, Mona, Kingston, Jamacia, since 1993.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Board directors Hospice Suburban South, vol. Organizer hospice Church of St. John the Evangelist. Blood doctor sponsor American Red Cross, Gary, since 1966.

    Senate page State Senator Earlene Rogers, Indianapolis, 1989. Volunteer Public Action to Deliver Shelter, Chicago Heights, 1991-1992. Member American Nurses Association (certified school nurse practitioner), American Association of School Health, Africa Travel Association (board directors), University Illinois Alumni Association (life), DePaul University Alumni Association (life), American Vocational Association, Indiana Vocational Association (Award of Merit 1987), Health Occupations Association (president-elect 1985-1986, president 1986-1987).



    Traveling to african nations, singing, gardening, sewing, reading.


    • Married Herbert St. George Ferguson I, January 5, 1957. Children: Denise, Ayeasha, Herbert World War II.
    • father: Henry David Ball
    • mother: Marie (McFarlane) Ball
    • spouse: Herbert St. George Ferguson I
    • children: Denise Ferguson
    • Ayeasha Ferguson
    • Herbert World War II Ferguson
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    Born September 19, 1935
    • 1966
      DePaul University
    • 1977
      University Illinois
    • 1956 - 1960
      Staff nurse Provident Hospital
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1960 - 1966
      supervising nurse Oak Forest (Illinois) Hospital
    • 1993
      instructor, University Hospital of West Indies School Nursing
      Mona, Utah, United States