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Q&A with College Advisory Board Member Margaret Mary Shuff

Jun 3, 2021

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What inspired you to get involved and support FAU's College of Nursing?

In 1980, my husband, John, was in a wheelchair with multiple sclerosis. Nurses had been his lifeline so many times as he went in and out of hospitals, and while he recovered at home. I gained so much respect for caretakers and nurses, especially during that time. So, when my longtime friend, Joan Wargo, suggested I join the FAU Nursing advisory board, it seemed like a genuine fit. I’m so happy to be a part of this vital organization. 

What do you admire most about the College's students?

The College’s student body represents our community. There are men and women of all ages and from all backgrounds, who are curious and passionate about their chosen profession. The College accepts the best and brightest, so they are very impressive individuals.

What is your hope for the future of the College?

I hope the College will be able to grow in size so it can educate even more nurses for our growing community. More than ever, we need skilled and dedicated nurses who truly care for those with health concerns.

Would you share about your professional and personal interests?

My husband and I moved to Boca Raton and established our business in 1980. Boca Raton was primed to grow, so with Johns‘ media background, we started Boca Raton Magazine, and today have eight award-winning magazines between here and Utah. Boca has been a great place to live, work, play and raise a family.  It has gone from a sleepy, quiet, little town to a bustling sophisticated city.