Daughter Honors Former LBCC Nursing Student

Janet Wright

Janet R. Wright, RN, put herself through nursing school at Long Beach City College at the age of 55. She did this all while working full-time as a customer service representative.  Once Janet became an RN, she worked 12-hour shifts on the medical-surgical floor at Long Beach Memorial until she retired at the age of 76. During her lifetime, Janet donated generously to service charities, understanding what it was like to be on your own with minimal support. 

“My mother’s remarkable determination and accomplishments were an inspiration to me and many others,” noted daughter Shane Wright, “she demonstrated that you are never too old to learn.  I wanted to create this endowment to honor my mother and registered nurses, who work so hard and sacrifice so much, often without the pay and acknowledgment they deserve.” 

Shane Wright’s legacy endowment will support those nurses that choose this path later in life. “My mom struggled to complete her required clinical hours, but she never gave up,” recalls Wright, “this is my way of honoring my mother and supporting current nursing students who may be struggling as well. To quote Helen Hayes, “The expert in anything was once a beginner.” 

If you would like to leave a legacy in honor of someone, please contact Paul Kaminski, CEO of Long Beach City College Foundation.  You not only will honor someone that is special in your life, but you will support LBCC students long into the future. You will honor the past and support the future. 

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