News and Events

Havens Receives UNC SON Alumni Association President’s Award

May 12, 2017 | In Alumni, Awards, Events, Leadership Tags:

In honor of National Nurse’s Week, Carolina Nursing is highlighting five spectacular nurses — one for each day of the work week — who were recently honored with School of Nursing Alumni Association awards.

Congratulations to Professor Donna Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN, who was recently awarded the SON Alumni Association President’s Award in acknowledgement of her sterling contributions to the UNC School of Nursing and its alumni.

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Coleman Named Honorary Alumna of the Year

May 11, 2017 | In Alumni, Awards, Events, Leadership Tags:

Former SON faculty member, Valerie Coleman, has been named the SON Alumni Association’s 2017 Alumna of the Year for her outstanding service in the arena of maternal child health. Presently the program director for Family Life Education and Lactation services at VCU Health, Valerie’s nursing career spans four decades of providing excellent care to mothers and infants, particularly in the area of feeding.

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Yahner BSN ’07 Receives Carrington Award for Community Service

May 10, 2017 | In Alumni, Awards, Events, Leadership Tags:

Congratulations to Tracey Yahner, BSN ’07, who recently received the SON Alumni Association’s 2017 Carrington Award for Community Service. The award recognizes individuals who have given remarkable service to the community, state or other beneficiary organization, and who have reflected favorably on the School of Nursing as a result of their remarkable service. Tracey perfectly embodies the spirit of the Carrington Award.

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McCauley BSN ’71 Named 2017 SON Distinguished Alumna

May 8, 2017 | In Alumni, Awards, Events, Leadership, News Tags:

The UNC SON Alumni Association recently conferred the 2017 Distinguished Alumna Award on Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAOHN (BSN ’71). McCauley is the sixth dean of Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, which has risen steadily in rankings under Dr. McCauley’s leadership and is now 4th among nursing graduate programs according to U.S. News and World Report.

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Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Patricia D. Horoho to Speak at SON Commencement, Receive UNC Doctor of Laws

April 28, 2017 | In Alumni, Events, News

The UNC School of Nursing is pleased to announce the keynote speaker for 2017’s spring commencement will be Retired Army Lieutenant General and SON alumna Patricia D. Horoho. Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center on Chapel Hill’s campus. Horoho will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University during the full campus ceremony on Sunday.

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VIS gather with mentors over lunch

April 21, 2017 | In Dean, Education, Events

On April 4, six of the School of Nursing’s eight Visiting International Scholars gathered with their mentors over lunch to discuss not just their current research, but to share stories about themselves and the experiences they’ve had since coming to UNC.

Dean Pergallo Montano also stopped by to introduce herself and share her feelings on how important a global perspective truly is. There was lots of good food and even more laughter as scholars and faculty got to know each other through this exclusive social event.