Stacey R. McCorison Oral History Interview, 2021

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Creator:
McCorison, Stacey
Abstract:
Stacey R. McCorison, Associate Dean for Medical Education Administration at the Duke University School of Medicine, managed a $43M Medical Education budget for 11 departments, was committed to creating a "seamless" experience for students, allowing them to focus on their educational goals. As Associate Dean, she liaised to the Vice Dean of Education, lead tuition and fees for medical and masters-level programs, oversaw HR operations (a staff of 80), managed space and events for 3 buildings, and supervised a diverse set of operations including Medical Education Information Technology and Anatomical Gifts. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on October 12, 2021 by Josephine McRobbie. In the interview, McCorison discusses her early life in the Northeast, experiences with higher education, positions held within Duke University and the Duke University School of Medicine, contributions to the planning for the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education, as well as the her reflections on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on medical education. The themes of this interview include educational access and choice, medical education, financial aid, and student support services.
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1 interview (1 transcript) and 1.20 GB
Collection ID:
OH.MCCORISONS

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Scope and content:

Includes 1 oral history interview conducted on October 12, 2021 with Stacey R. McCorison by Josephine McRobbie.

In the interview, McCorison discusses her early life in the Northeast, experiences with higher education, positions held within Duke University and the Duke University School of Medicine, contributions to the planning for the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education, as well as the her reflections on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on medical education. The themes of this interview include educational access and choice, medical education, financial aid, and student support services.

Biographical / historical:

Stacey Reilly McCorison, a native of St. Albans, Vermont, attended university at Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts, with the help of a Basic Educational Opportunity Grant. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology in 1978. While in college, McCorison worked in the school's Financial Aid Office. After graduating, McCorison continued to work in higher education financial aid and administration at the University of Vermont, Newbury Junior College, Lesley College, and the University of Maine at Presque Isle before coming to Duke University's Undergraduate Financial Aid Office in 1987 as a financial aid counselor. In 1991, she received an MBA from Duke's Fuqua School of Business. McCorison moved up in Undergraduate Financial Aid to become Senior Associate Director, and, in 1996, McCorison accepted the position of Director of Financial Aid at the Duke University School of Medicine. In 1999, the operations of the Registrar came under her leadership.

McCorison also took part in committee and service work at Duke and beyond. Notably, in the late 1990s, she was a core member of Duke's PeopleSoft implementation team and served on the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. In her role as Assistant Dean for Medical Education, and, later as Associate Dean, her mission stayed the same--"to provide the best educational experience possible for these young students." In 2013, a key goal of McCorison's was realized when the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education opened to students. McCorison served as a key member in the planning and vision for the building and its services.

In retirement, McCorison plans to bring this same passion for administration to the (New) Nearly New Thrift Shoppe. The store has a deep significance to those within the Medical School community, and to McCorison in particular. The first iteration of the charity thrift store was started by wives of Duke medical faculty members in the late 1960s, and raised millions of dollars for medical student scholarships over its half a century of operations.

Acquisition information:
Accession A2021.088 (transferred by Josephine McRobbie, December 2021)
Processing information:

Processed by Lucy Waldrop: December 2021

Arrangement:
Organized into the following series: Interview, October 12, 2021.
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Personal Name(s):
McCorison, Stacey R.
Corporate Name(s):
Duke University
Duke University. School of Medicine
Topical Term(s):
Organization and Administration.
COVID-19.
Education, Medical.

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