Jacqueline & Ronald Hatlevig Memorial Scholarship

Jacqueline & Ronald Hatlevig Memorial Scholarship

Jacqueline Vix Hatlevig, Ph.D. was a 20-year member of the Winona State University faculty serving in the Nursing and Child Advocacy Departments. Dr. Hatlevig was implemental in developing the Child Advocacy Studies curriculum at WSU, which allowed her to bring her life-long passion for child abuse advocacy directly into her work. Proud and driven, throughout her life, Dr. Hatlevig was a life-long advocate both professionally and personally and the master of work-life balance, having obtained her Ph.D. while working full-time and raising a family. Throughout her education and career, Dr. Hatlevig was supported and championed by the love of her life, Ron.

A seven-year breast cancer survivor, at the age of 55, Jackie Hatlevig was given a terminal lung cancer diagnosis. She fought courageously, but succumbed to the disease at the age of 56 in 2009. Four months after the death of his wife, Ron died unexpectedly of an aneurysm at the age of 60.

Prior to his death, Ron decided to establish a scholarship honoring Jackie at WSU, knowing that she would want her support and passion for nursing and child advocacy to live on. Their daughters, to carry on Jackie’s legacy and Ron’s wishes, have established this scholarship in their names. Both Jackie and Ron were exceptional and amazing people whose lives were short but full of love and happiness, and their family, friends, colleagues and other loved ones are proud to offer this scholarship to the exceptional and amazing nursing students at WSU.

Scholarship contacts are June Vix (mother of Jacqueline) and Elisa Hatlevig and Jessica Bell (daughters of Jacqueline and Ronald).