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School of Nursing honors friends at Kathryn Jensen Nelson Society brunch

Iris Mamier
Iris Mamier, School of Nursing doctoral student, poses for a picture with Ralph and Carolyn Thompson.
During the Kathryn Jensen Nelson (KJN) Society brunch held Sunday, April 2, 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 caps 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.

Elizabeth Bossert, DNS, RN, associate dean of the graduate program, LLUSN, then interviewed Iris Mamier, a doctoral student. It was through a Global Partnerships in Nursing program that Ms. Mamier decided to attend the School of Nursing.

Marilyn M. Herrmann, PhD, RN, dean of the School of Nursing, offered the blessing
Shauntell Minor
During the brunch, School of Nursing undergraduate student Shauntell Minor tells the audience how student scholarships have allowed her to attend nursing school.
and KJN members were invited to eat.

Following brunch, Joanelle Adajar, a senior nursing student provided the special music with “My God is a Real God.”

Dynnette E. Hart, DrPH, RN, associate dean of the undergraduate program, brought Shauntell Minor and Myrna Reyes onto the stage to share their stories with the audience.

Both young women are current School of Nursing undergraduate students who have been able to attend LLUSN through scholarships.

Patricia S. Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN, director of the office of international nursing, presented a report on the School of Nursing’s recent activities overseas. 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. Currently, there are 25 students in Argentina and 24 in 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
Myrna Reyes
Undergraduate student Myrna Reyes is interviewed by Dynnette E. Hart, DrPH, RN, associate dean of the undergraduate program.
Elizabeth Bossert
Elizabeth Bossert, DNS, RN (center), associate dean of the graduate program, LLUSN, poses for a picture with Marjorie Jesse (left) and Elaine Thompson, supporters of the School of Nursing.

TODAY news for Thursday, May 25, 2006