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Jeanine Nestor Named Senior Director of Development at IRSC Pruitt Campus

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Jeanine Nestor

Port St. Lucie - Monday September 19, 2022: Jeanine Nestor has been named Senior Director of Development for Indian River State College (IRSC).

From her office on the IRSC Pruitt Campus in Port St. Lucie, Nestor will supervise the planning and implementation of the IRSC Foundation’s philanthropic programs, campaigns, and other fund-raising activities for the Martin, Okeechobee, as well as the Pruitt IRSC campuses.

Nestor will further IRSC’s goal of providing tuition grants and scholarships to thousands of students on the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee as she works alongside other IRSC development directors. Thanks in large part to generous donor philanthropy, 91% of IRSC graduates leave the College to begin their careers or continue their academic careers, free of student loan debt.

Last December, IRSC announced that it will double the size of its Nursing program and move its School of Nursing to expanded facilities at the Pruitt Campus by Spring 2023. Nestor was selected to represent the IRSC Institutional Advancement Division at the Pruitt Campus because of her extensive background in nursing, said Michael Hageloh, Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at IRSC.

“Jeanine will lead our healthcare workforce expansion,” Hageloh said. “In addition to serving for many years as a Registered Nurse, she executed business development for a national medical equipment concern and served as an entrepreneur in the home health arena. We look forward to her business acumen in leading our resource development across all IRSC health science programs.”

Nestor earned Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing and accounting at New York University. In addition to her years as a practicing R.N., she possesses more than 20 years of experience in medical sales and has a track record of exceeding quotas, earning a membership in the President’s Club and earning Representative of the year, Hageloh added. From 2018 to 2021, she owned and operated Amada Senior Care of Vero Beach, a licensed Florida Home Care Agency.

Nestor also served as an executive member of the Answer to Cancer fundraising committee at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Foundation, raising thousands of dollars for the Scully Welsh Cancer Center, and serves on the board of directors for Grand Harbor Audubon Society.

“Indian River State College is fortunate to bring Jeanine Nestor onto the team as a development officer during an ambitious expansion of allied health and nursing programs,” said Andy Treadwell, IRSC Pruitt Campus President. “Her background as an R.N., experience in the private sector, and local philanthropic efforts will be invaluable as the College seeks to support major endeavors moving forward.”

Jeanine Nestor with IRSC Pruitt Campus President Andy Treadwell.

For more information about IRSC’s Nursing Program at the Pruitt Campus, visit: https://irsc.edu/programs/nursing-as-degree.html.