Testimonials


Testimonials, Comments and Quotes about The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund

On behalf of the administration and nursing staff at Ocean Medical Center, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for supporting our nurses with the scholarship funds provided by The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship. We feel extremely fortunate and very thankful that you have chosen to honor Barbara's legacy in this manor with us."

Ellen AngeloChief Nurse Executive | Ocean Medical Center

I had the opportunity to get to know Barbara Forfar during my first several years in the Operating Room. She was an exceptional teacher for all the young nurses. She took me under her wing and I learned quite a bit from her. I will always cherish my time that Foof and I worked together, as she was a great voice for education and nursing."

Renee Nebus2018 Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Recipient

I know that Barbara is looking down and could not be happier with the help you have provided under her name. Being a recipient of this scholarship gave me more than just a check, I was given an experience that will stay with me forever."

Ryan E. Smith2018 Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Recipient

I have worked with many amazing mentors in all specialties over the years, one of them being Barbara Forfar, and pride myself for being a valuable asset to the nursing profession because of her. She was an exceptional teacher, always showing me the correct techniques for the procedure we were performing that day. Her knowledge in the operating room was incredible."

Kristina DeCurtis2017 Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Recipient

I had the pleasure of working with Barbara [Foof] Forfar for many years. As a new nurse, I gained excellent skills, knowledge and experience from working alongside such an innovative, intelligent women. Foof shared her knowledge openly with me. She was a wealth of information, from her skills in ENT, GYN and general surgeries just to name a few. She was all about education and having a voice in new policies. Barbara practiced with compassion and respect for not only her patients but also her colleagues."

Karin Verrier2017 Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Recipient

Barbara Forfar was an inspiration to many at Ocean Medical Center. | Ocean Medical Center Nurse's Legacy Lives On In Scholarship Fund"

Patricia A. MillerPatch StaffThe Patch 10-01-2016

My colleagues were all eager to share stories and memories with me about Foof when they learned that I was the recipient of the scholarship this year. Seemingly she was adored and admired by her peers as they remembered the many years that she worked alongside them in the operating room. I am honored that you chose me for this award. I will try to continue my studies at Drexel Graduate School of Nursing with added vigor to contribute to the field that Foof impacted in such a venerable way."

Sarah Neuberger2016 Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Recipient

This is such an honor and reminds me of how much I truly love the nursing profession just like Barbara did. To be recognized and awarded this scholarship in Barbara's name is touching me at many levels."

Lisa Bellingham2015 Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Recipient

Saturday's Rock for the Nurses promises to be a great day for a great cause! | Going Back in Time to Help Others Move Forward"

Kevin WilliamsWOBM FMThe Hometown View 05-28-2015

As a nurse in the operating room, Barbara Konopka Forfar helped save and improve the lives of many patients. | Country Bands & Boss' Bro-in-Law to Rock For Nurses"

Kelly-Jane CotterAsbury Park PressAsbury Park Press 05-28-2015

Thank you for the opportunity to promote Rock for the Nurses 2015! We greatly enjoyed participating in the event again this year and it's a joy to see the fundraiser and nursing scholarship get bigger and bigger each year."

Erik StrombornSenior Account Executive WRAT-FM | WJRZ-FM

The receipt of this scholarship is extra special to me as I had the privilege to work with Foof literally side by side. The memories I have are endless. Thank you for continuing her legacy. I speak of her often. Ocean Medical Center will continue to support the legacy Foof created and you foster. I have already updated my CV to include this scholarship. With respect & admiration......."

Regina Foley2014 Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Recipient | Current Chief Operating Officer - Southern Ocean Medical Center

I never had the pleasure of meeting Barbara, but from hearing how truly dedicated to the profession she was, I am humbled and honored to be a recipient of this scholarship. It is moments like that Friday, at the awards ceremony, when I hear stories about incredible, hard working, passionate nurses that remind me why I am doing what I am doing."

Rachel Hollywood2014 Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Recipient

Hearing Barbara's story from loved ones was more that moving, it was inspiring. It is proof that recognition is known to others; that your life's work counts for something and that no matter how great or small the tasks you do for others are remembered. She was a nurse that was truly cherished. I wish I could have known her, but I felt the love of her spirit in the lobby that very day."

Jamie Cowling2013 Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Recipient

On behalf of United Way of Monmouth County, I would like to thank The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund for your efforts in helping to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Sandy here at the Jersey Shore. The donation made from the Rock for the Nurses-Rock for the Shore 2013 fundraiser will be used to aid the local, long-term recovery process to restore the lives of the thousands of people affected by this Superstorm. Thank you for all your work and support."

Timothy C. Hearne, Jr.CEO | United Way of Monmouth County