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College of Nursing establishes Hall of Fame
(May 26, 2010)
East Carolina University’s College of Nursing is establishing a Hall of Fame to recognize the service of nurses, who by virtue of their contributions, are considered among the most highly regarded nurse leaders and to whom ECU alumni and friends are most grateful, organizers said.
Nurses will be honored for advancing nursing through clinical practice, teaching, administration or research. The inaugural induction will be held during the college’s 50th anniversary celebration in the 2010-2011 academic year. The goal is to induct at least 50 Hall of Fame members to commemorate the event.
“The Hall of Fame is an opportunity to highlight nurses who contribute so much to patient care, health research and the education of future nurses,” said Dr. Sylvia Brown, dean of the College of Nursing. "With the Hall of Fame, ECU College of Nursing is establishing a permanent tribute which will be a model for nursing excellence.”
A minimum gift of $1,000 will secure a plaque inscribed with the name of the Hall of Fame honoree, which will be displayed in the college. ECU graduates will be uniquely identified on their plaque and any nurse whose name is honored with more than one $1,000 gift will have a star placed on the plaque. Inductees also will be recognized at an annual banquet, in the annual alumni publication, Pulse, and on the college’s website.
Gifts will support a new Hall of Fame Scholarship Fund to provide merit-based scholarships for nursing students. This prestigious scholarship program will help attract more of the best and brightest students to ECU’s College of Nursing, said Mark Alexander, director of development.
Deadline for nominations is Dec. 1. Nominations received after the deadline will be held for consideration in the next calendar year. Gifts may be given by an individual, family or group. Each nomination will be reviewed and voted on by the ECU College of Nursing Advancement Council.