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Sallie Bingham - 1957

Sallie Bingham was a Courier in the year 1957. Sallie's parents sent her from Louisville to Wendover as a way of avoiding a local traditional summer. (Read More...)



Fred Bunch - 1990

Fred Bunch Jordan attended college right after high school. After a difficult freshman year, he decided to take some time off from school and spoke with an advisor regarding his options... His advisor suggested looking into the Courier Program... (Read More...)


Jean White Bryne - 1941

Jean White Byrne learned of the Courier Program from a professor at Maryville College. Her professor encouraged her to travel to Frontier in her junior year to assist with bookkeeping. (Read More...)



Anna Carey - 2003

After three years of teaching in a rural community in Western New York (2000-2003), Anna Carey decided to explore other opportunities. (Read More...)



Carlyle Carter - 1962/1965

Carlyle Carter was 10 years old the first time she met her cousin, Mary Breckinridge. Mary came to visit Carlyle's grandmother's farm and invited Carlyle to visit Frontier that summer. (Read More...)



Elia Cole

Elia Cole - 2009

Upon her return from a mission trip to Lima, Peru, during which Elia Cole spent time volunteering in a hospital, she was inspired to explore healthcare... (Read More...)

Lee Fox



Lee Fox - 1976

Lee Fox went into college with the intention of pursuing an art history degree. However, during her sophomore and junior year of college, life intervened. (Read More...)



Jean Gilcrest - 1957

Jean Gilcrest was a Courier between her sophomore and junior years of college, in the summer of 1957. She had learned of the program through family members. (Read More...)


Martha Hill


Martha Hill - 1965

The first time that Martha Hill knew she wanted to be a nurse, she was in the sixth or seventh grade. She did not have a television in her North Carolina mountain home, so she spent a lot of time reading books about women in different professional roles. (Read More...)


Jane Haldeman Hope


Jane Haldeman Hope - 1950s

Jane Hope was a Courier in the 1950s. She enjoyed her experiences so much so that she returned to Wendover on several different occasions as a senior Courier. Her last visit to Wendover was in 1959. (Read More...)


Maggie Jones


Maggie Jones - 1981

When she was 20 years old, Maggie traveled from Louisville, Kentucky to Wendover in the mountains. Being from Kentucky, Maggie and her family had heard of Frontier Nursing Service and the Courier Program long before she became a Courier. (Read More...)


Marian Liebold

Marian Leibold - 1977

While searching for her own life’s future direction, Marian Liebold saw the perfect opportunity to pursue a summer filled with adventure and service by traveling to help where her help could be used--Leslie County, KY. So in 1977, she, like many before her, embarked on her adventure in Wendover as a part of the Courier Program. (Read More...)



Maggie Jones

Kevin McCarthy - 2010

While in school at Wabash College in Indiana, Kevin McCarthy was looking for an opportunity to do something related to public health in a rural setting. Through Wabash's career website, he stumbled upon a short piece about Frontier Nursing Service's Courier Program. (Read More...)



Cari Michaels - 1988

When Cari Michaels was finishing up her undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota, she decided to spend a couple of months as a Courier for Frontier Nursing Service. (Read More...)



Katharine More

Katharine More - 1952

Katharine More was a Courier in the summer of 1952. She does not remember how she learned of the program, but it was something that her and her family always had knowledge of. Katharine “was interested in doing something worthwhile, something that would be good for humanity.” (Read More...)



Jess Rice


Jess Rice - 1994

Jess Rice learned about the Courier Program from a friend who had been a Courier the year before. She was just out of high school and was looking for an opportunity to explore an area outside of her hometown. (Read More...)


Cynthia Shultz

Cynthia Shultz - 1968

Cynthia heard about the Courier Program while she was in boarding school at Milton Academy in the tri-cities of New York. There were many connections to the Courier Program around the Boston area. (Read More...)



Rebecca Stanevich

Rebecca Stanevich - 1970

Rebecca Stanevich learned of Frontier Nursing Services as she was flipping through an old book about different occupations, one of which was nursing. The Courier Program at FNS interested Rebecca because she wanted to learn more about the profession of nurse-midwifery. (Read More...)


Amanda Strauss


Amanda Strauss - 2009

"Everyday I get a little clearer sense what the life of a nurse midwife looks like. Today I opened an entirely new door, the exhaustion of laboring. Yesterday I attended my first birth. Today I can feel it." (Read More...)



Ruth Venable - 1955

Ruth Venable spent time as a courier in the Summer of 1955. She spent time at both Red Bird Clinic and at Mary Breckinridge hospital, but the majority of her time was spent at Wendover.  (Read More...)

Mary White

Mary White - 1976

Mary White was a Courier at Wendover in the fall of 1976. She grew up in Mclean Virginia, close to Washington, D.C where many Courier alumni lived. She heard about the Courier program from her next door neighbor, who was a Courier when Mary Breckinridge was alive. (Read More...)