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School of Nursing Alumni Newsletter

Spring 2009

The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) alumni publications are published biannually by the Division of Public Affairs. The publications highlight education, clinical practice, alumni, and research for the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Health Related Professions.

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Medical Center says goodbye to Dean Bender

Dr. Kaye Bender said goodbye to the University of Mississippi Medical Center on May 26, bringing to a close her six-year term as dean of the School of Nursing. And as a parting gift, she was honored with the announcement of an endowed fund newly established in her name.

Dean's message: Nursing a solace during economic unrest

It is my honor and pleasure to welcome you to this edition of the alumni newsletter. As we say goodbye to our former dean, Dr. Kaye Bender, and our vice chancellor for health affairs, Dr. Dan Jones, we wish them well in their new expanded state and national roles.

School of Nursing launches doctorate program

Advanced-practice nurses now have the option to continue their education beyond the master's degree level while at the same time keeping the focus on patient care rather than following the research-intensive Ph.D. route.

2009 Nursing Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Barbara Rogers had only one fallback if a career in nursing didn't work out: coaching basketball.

Kimbles' gifts leave lasting legacy

When a graduate of the School of Nursing died in a plane crash in 1997, her former classmates pulled together to raise money for what would become the Class of 1965 Winstead-Herr Conference Room, as well as a scholarship in her name.

Cultivating leaders in the Delta

Dr. Lachel Story is planting seeds in the Delta that she hopes will produce communities with the necessary skills to make lasting health changes.

Nursing veteran Machiel Perkins joined UMMC in '55

Dr. Lachel Story is planting seeds in the Delta that she hopes will produce communities with the necessary skills to make lasting health changes.