Pasco-Hernando State College Volume XIV, Issue II Fall 2020 | Page 11

FOUNDATION NEWS FOUNDATION BOARD HONORS THE LIFE OF DONALD K. VIERLING, M.D. Donald K. Vierling, M.D. The PHSC Foundation was saddened to learn of the passing of long-term board member Donald K. Vierling, M.D. A local preventative medicine physician, Dr. Vierling joined the PHSC Foundation Board in 1987. Throughout his tenure, Vierling served numerous leadership positions including recently advising on the executive and governance committees. The beloved family physician also served in various capacities with many community organizations throughout Pasco County. Dr. Vierling was one of the original eight physicians instrumental in establishing the Bayonet Point Regional Medical Center where he practiced medicine for nearly forty years. During the recent April meeting, the Foundation Board voted unanimously to posthumously honor Donald K. Vierling, M.D. as a recognized Honorary Board Member. The distinction attributes the nearly 40-year service Dr. Vierling provided to the Foundation as a board member and to the College for his contributions toward the betterment of student learning. Inspired by Vierling’s dedication to the College, Rao Musunuru, M.D., PHSC trustee and renowned cardiologist, honored Dr. Vierling in 2017 with a $10,000 scholarship donation. The Dr. Donald K. and Kim Vierling Nursing Scholarship generates funding for PHSC nursing student scholarships. To make an honorary gift toward the Dr. Donald K. and Kim Vierling Nursing Scholarship, please visit or call the PHSC Foundation office at 727.816.3410. FALL 2020 9