04/17/2006

WVU Nursing Events to Honor Alumni, Faculty and Students

Lois Evans

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –The West Virginia University School of Nursing will honor the achievements of alumni, faculty students and friends during two separate events April 19-20 at the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center.

WVU School of Nursing alumna Dr. Lois Evans will join other alumni and friends who will be honored during the Nightingale Circle Induction Ceremony at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the Health Sciences Center’s John Jones Conference Center.

Dr. Evans is a distinguished teacher, researcher, scholar, practitioner and administrator.  As a researcher, Dr. Evans has conducted groundbreaking work in the field of gerontology. She received her BSN from WVU and her master and doctoral degrees from the Catholic University of America. She has published more that 130 articles, book chapters, books, and monographs, and is a charter member of Alpha Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau.

The Nightingale Circle was named after nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, who advanced the study of nursing and promoted excellence in nursing practice. In keeping with these goals, the School of Nursing created the Nightingale Circleto honor and recognize alumni and friends who have given generously of their time, talent and treasure to further nursing study at WVU. Membership is by invitation only, and is reserved for alumni and friends who have demonstrated a continued commitment to financial and other support of the School of Nursing. Nightingale Circle members serve as School of Nursing ambassadors and advisors in their workplace and community.

On Thursday, April 20, Dr. Evans will present “Rural Health Nursing: Connecting in a Connected Age,” as part of the Judy C. Kandzari Memorial Lecture and celebration of the 40th anniversary of Alpha Rho Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in the Health Sciences Center Auditorium, with faculty and student recognition and scholarship ceremonies immediately following. Thursday’s events are open to the public.

“The School of Nursing is pleased to host and honor Dr. Evans, an alumna whose exemplary career brings honor to the School of Nursing,” said E. Jane Martin, dean of the School of Nursing.

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