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School of Nursing honors friends of the school at Kathryn Jensen Nelson Society annual recognition brunch

Dynnette E. Hart, DrPH, RN, associate dean of the undergraduate program, interviews Lorna Kendricks, PhD, RN, associate professor of nursing.
Dynnette E. Hart, DrPH, RN, associate dean of the undergraduate program, interviews Lorna Kendricks, PhD, RN, associate professor of nursing.
During the Kathryn Jensen Nelson (KJN) Society brunch held Sunday, April 1, in Wong Kerlee International Conference Center, special recognition was given to supporters of the School of Nursing during the past year. Each year the KJN brunch is held during homecoming weekend to honor those who give $250 or more to the School of Nursing during the previous year.

The KJN brunch capped an entire weekend of special events that were held for alumni and friends of the School.

The morning brunch began with a welcome from Sherri J. Vásquez, MBA, director of development for the School of Nursing.

Marilyn M. Herrmann, PhD, RN, dean of the School of Nursing, offered the blessing and KJN members were invited to eat.

Following brunch, Dr. Herrmann gave an update of the School of Nursing with a brief slideshow.

Anagh Chohan, a junior nursing student, provided the special music.

Dynnette E. Hart, DrPH, RN, associate dean of the undergraduate program, brought Lorna Kendricks, PhD, RN, associate professor of nursing, and Anne Berit Petersen, MSN, MPH, RN, assistant professor of nursing, on stage to share their stories with the audience. Both faculty members have recently joined the School of Nursing and prior to that were graduates from LLUSN.

Patricia S. Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN, director of the office of international nursing, presented a report on the School of Nursing’s activities overseas recently. One major part of this activity has been through the Global Partnerships in Nursing program.

Another important area is the off-campus master’s program, available in Argentina and Thailand.

For information on how to become a member of the Kathryn Jensen Nelson Society, please contact the office of advancement at (909) 558-4513.

By Dustin R. Jones, MA
Marilyn Herrmann, PhD, RN (left), dean of the School of Nursing, and Dynnette E. Hart, DrPH, RN (center), associate dean of the undergraduate program, pose for a picture with Janel Aguirre (right).
Marilyn Herrmann, PhD, RN (left), dean of the School of Nursing, and Dynnette E. Hart, DrPH, RN (center), associate dean of the undergraduate program, pose for a picture with Janel Aguirre (right).
Anne Berit Petersen, MSN, MPH, RN, assistant professor of nursing, is interviewed by Dr. Hart.
Anne Berit Petersen, MSN, MPH, RN, assistant professor of nursing, is interviewed by Dr. Hart.

TODAY news for Thursday, April 30, 2007