The College of Nursing at University of North Dakota got a chance to shine the spotlight on 100 years of service during its Centennial Nursing Gala.Nurses celebrate the 100-year anniversary.
Highlights of the event included dinner, an awards banquet, and regaling a century of history. Nursing courses began at UND in 1909, and baccalaureate degrees were awarded in 1951.
Since then, more than 4,500 nurses have graduated. During the celebration, four distinguished alumni were recognized for their accomplishments:
Pauline Sherry, class of 1959 Dream Award: Sherry served as the coordinator of continuing education/nursing research at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.Nurses celebrate the Centennial Gala.
Marion Kershner, class of 1994 Discover Award: Kershner developed and hosts a weekly public health radio show Health Matters, now in its seventh season.
Deborah Soholt, class of 1978 Deliver Award: For five years, she has co-hosted a weekly public radio show, House Calls, speaking on a broad range of health topics.
Jacqueline Strinden, class of 1999 Young Alumni Award: Since January 2009, Strinden has been chief clinical officer at Triumph Hospital in Bismarck, N.D. In that short time, she has revamped policies to reflect exemplary patient care standards.