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Alligood named Johnson Bible College Trustee

By Crystal Baity
GREENVILLE (04/15/2010) — A faculty member in East Carolina University’s College of Nursing has been named to a three-year term on the Board of Trustees at Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, Tenn.
Dr. Martha Alligood, a Johnson Bible College alumna, is professor and doctoral program director in the ECU College of Nursing.
After graduating from Johnson with a bachelor’s degree in sacred literature, Alligood received a bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Virginia, a master’s in nursing from The Ohio State University and a doctorate in nursing from New York University.
She has held positions with Palm Beach Atlantic University, the University of Tennessee, the University of South Carolina, University of Florida, and OSU. She also served as director of the School of Nursing for Mashoko Christian Hospital in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) Africa.
Alligood has co-authored two nursing textbooks which have multiple editions and have been printed in many languages. She has contributed over 40 book chapters and written more than 85 articles for journals and professional publications.  
Alligood has been a consultant to numerous organizations including Cape Fear Health Systems, the University of Tennessee Medical Center, the Department of Defense US Army Medical Research, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
She was selected as a Woman of Distinction by the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women at ECU in March 2009. She was inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of Nursing Education in 2007, received a Distinguished Service Award from the Johnson Bible College Alumni Association in 2007, and the Leadership in Nursing Research Award from the Southern Nursing Research Society in 2006. She is a member of the American Nurses’ Association, North Carolina Nurses’ Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, Society of Rogerian Scholars, Southern Nursing Research Society, King International Nursing Group and Phi Kappa Phi. She has held elected or appointed offices with most of these organizations.
Alligood lives in Chocowinity with her husband, Charlie K. Alligood.  

This story appeared originally in the April 30, 2010 issue of Pieces of Eight. An archived version of that issue is available at