The Sasmor Scholarship fund was established in 2010 in memory of Dr. James C. Sasmor. He and his wife Dr. Jeannette L. Sasmor are founding members of the Arizona Nurses Foundation.
Dr. Jeannette L. Sasmor is a registered nurse and member of ANA since 1962 when she graduated from her basic nursing program. She has been a member of AzNA since 1989, when she moved to Arizona, and served on the AzNA Board of Directors. She joined the ad hoc committee to form the Arizona Nurses Foundation at the AzNA Convention in Prescott in the late 1990's.
Dr. James C. Sasmor was invited to join the Board of Trustees to provide a business perspective to the deliberations. Although not a nurse, he was a strong supporter of professional nurses and nursing and kept abreast of the issues in the field.
The Sasmors worked together over the years providing non-credit continuing education in the classroom and on Professional Study Tours. They served on the Board of Trustees of AzNF for two terms, a total of eight years. Jeannette has also participated in the AzNF Scholarship program as a reviewer.