Ardis N. McAfee was born in Milltown in northwestern Wisconsin. She served in the Army Nurse Corps in 1943 during World War II. When the war ended, she traveled home from the Philippines by ship caring for wounded soldiers. She was a longtime resident of Eau Claire, where she was active in the VFW and numerous other organizations. When she passed away on June 22, 2016, she left a legacy gift to CVTC Foundation, Inc. The Ardis N. McAfee Nursing Endowment Scholarship will provide multiple scholarships annually to CVTC Nursing students.