The School of Nursing mourns the loss of one of its dearest friends and patrons, Helen Umphlet, who passed away on February 28. Mrs. Umphlet created the Helen Watkins and Thomas Leonard Umphlet Distinguished Professorship in 1999, which brought Dr. Mary H. Palmer to the School in 2001. The professorship celebrates her physician husband, Dr. Tom Umphlet, and his great esteem for the nurses who worked with him throughout his career in internal medicine.
Mrs. Umphlet stayed involved in the life of the school as often as she was able, and will be greatly missed.
Her obituary can be found here.