News and Events

Horoho Honored on University Day

October 14, 2016 | In Alumni, Awards

We are so proud of our own Patricia Horoho, who was recognized at a University Day ceremony that honored 21 individuals who were “firsts” in our University’s history. The ceremony debuted an initiative to name grants and fellowships after these 21 people, and Horoho is among them.

After graduating from the School of Nursing in 1982, Horoho became the 43rd surgeon general of the Army, the first nurse and first woman to do so. The American Red Cross recognized her as a “nurse hero,” and the USO named her the 2009 Woman of the Year. A need-based scholarship will be created in her name. The School of Nursing is proud to have such an accomplished alumna!


Announcing the M. Vivian Baker Expendable Fund for Graduate Student Support

September 2, 2016 | In Alumni, Development, News, Research, Students

Before Nora Warshawsky earned her PhD from the UNCSON in 2011, she was a multi-tasking full-time graduate student who taught for four years in the classroom and clinic, served as graduate student representative to the University, pursued her own research, traveled to professional conferences and cultivated an off-campus network of like-minded colleagues.

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Classes of ’56 and ’66 Celebrate with Reunions

May 20, 2016 | In Alumni, Events

Commencement weekend at the School of Nursing saw more than the turning of tassels and the doling out of diplomas. The Classes of ’56 and ’66 returned to the Hill for the beautiful weekend to celebrate their 50th and 60th reunions. We were so glad and grateful to host them, inspiring nurses all!

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SON Recognizes Alumni and Donors at Spring Event

May 6, 2016 | In Alumni, Awards, Development, News

The SON hosted its annual Alumni Award and Donor Recognition Ceremony on a beautiful spring Saturday in April. Alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the School gathered in Chapel Hill to celebrate the achievements of colleagues and classmates, and to offer thanks for the generosity of donors who make critical professorships, scholarships, facility upgrades and much more possible for the School through the SON’s Foundation.

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The Nurturer and the Researcher

March 7, 2016 | In Alumni, Education

Nicoleta Constantin BSN ’07 is part of a generation of Romanians that found opportunities outside of Romania after the fall of communism. In her life in the United States, she has performed groundbreaking biochemistry research in the lab of Duke Nobel Prize winner Paul Modrich, but she found her calling when she became a pediatric nurse at North Carolina Children’s Hospital.

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