State Fair Community College nursing students and faculty recently benefited from a lecture on the Sedalia campus by Michele Wright, a legal nurse consultant, which was underwritten by the Richard and Leora Bremer Endowed Guest Lectureship in Nursing. Leora is a former SFCC nursing instructor.


The Bremers established the lectureship fund in 2011 through the SFCC Foundation to support the college’s Nursing program and to enrich and complement nursing curriculum. The fund allows nursing faculty to select guest lecturers who have expertise in a nursing specialty or sub specialty that is relevant to preparing students for the workplace.

Suggested topics may include legal aspects of nursing, nursing ethics, economics, and health policy.

Wright’s presentation was on the value of clear and concise medical record documentation as a critical component to effective patient care. Students learned verbal and written techniques that will help them communicate clearly the care patients receive and their responses.

“The students, nursing faculty and administration are very appreciative to the Bremers for establishing the lectureship endowment,” said Tara Weber, Practical Nursing director. “The exposure to other health care experts raises our students’ learning to a higher level that prepares them to be excellent nurses. Without the Bremer’s endowment, we could not provide this experience for our students.”

For information about establishing educational and scholarship endowments or to contribute to existing endowments such as the Bremers’ guest lectureship in nursing, contact Mary K. Treuner, SFCC Foundation executive director, at (660) 596-7249 or or visit

In the photo: Michele Wright, legal nurse consultant, presented a lecture for State Fair Community College nursing students and instructors on the Sedalia campus. The Richard and Leora Bremer Endowed Guest Lectureship in Nursing underwrote the event.