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Marjorie Delores Ferguson

nursing educator

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.

Background

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.

Career

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.

Membership

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).

Interests

  • Other Interests

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

Connections

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