We are so pleased to tell you that Tom and Landy Fox created the J. Thomas Fox, MD `60 and Landon Lewis Fox, BSN `56 Undergraduate Nursing Merit Scholarship Fund. This endowment fund will begin to support our students in 2011. The Foxes want to have a relationship with student recipients during their lifetime and believe that by establishing the scholarship now, rather than leaving a bequest, their desire to experience “the joy of giving” more personally would be fulfilled.
Landon entered the School of Nursing in 1952 as part of the second BSN class in the state. When this group of outstanding students graduated in 1956 they were at the vanguard of nursing education in the State of North Carolina. They set an example and became role models for future Carolina nurses.
Over the years, Landon has enjoyed the camaraderie and friendships with her classmates that could have developed only through the shared experiences of living and studying together in the nurse’s dorm, guided by Dean Elizabeth Kemble. After graduation, Landon worked in pediatric nursing. She married Tom Fox, a graduate of the UNC School of Medicine. They lived in Charlotte, NC, where Tom practiced psychiatry and Landon volunteered at family-oriented, non-profit organizations. The Foxes have three married daughter.
Now, the couple has retired to Chapel Hill and enjoy many University alumni and athletic activities. Tom serves as a Director of the School of Nursing Foundation, Inc. and Landy volunteers in the community.
When you see Tom and Landy, please give them your heartfelt thanks for their love and support of our School.