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Photos: Nursing school celebrates 70th anniversary with tours, alumni panel

Published on Monday, November 12, 2018

Media Contact: Kate Royals, kroyals2@umc.edu

Current and former School of Nursing faculty and students gathered Friday afternoon to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Medical Center’s second-oldest school. The festivities included tours of the simulation lab; booths loaded with information about school-based clinics and other SON projects; and a panel of alumni representing each of the last seven decades.

(Photos by Jay Ferchaud.)

Carson Williams, senior and student ambassador in the School of Nursing, shows off the anniversary T-shirt.

Carson Williams, senior and student ambassador in the School of Nursing, shows off the anniversary T-shirt.

The School of Nursing celebrated its 70th anniversary on Friday.

The School of Nursing celebrated its 70th anniversary on Friday.

School of Nursing Dean Kim Hoover talks about the school's 70-year history and its recent accomplishments.

School of Nursing Dean Kim Hoover talks about the school's 70-year history and its recent accomplishments.

Attendees of the School of Nursing's 70th anniversary listen to remarks from Medical Center Vice Chancellor LouAnn Woodward, former Vice Chancellor and Dean of the School of Medicine James Keeton and Dean of the School of Nursing Kim Hoover.

Attendees of the School of Nursing's 70th anniversary listen to remarks from Medical Center Vice Chancellor LouAnn Woodward, former Vice Chancellor and Dean of the School of Medici

Becky Tustain practices starting an IV in the simulation lab with nursing students Kathryn Dooley, left, and Katie French, right.

Becky Tustain practices starting an IV in the simulation lab with nursing students Kathryn Dooley, left, and Katie French, right.

School of Nursing alumna Jeanette

School of Nursing alumna Jeanette "Jay" Waits visits with others by the display of past nursing uniforms.

Jeanette

Jeanette "Jay" Waits, who graduated from the School of Nursing in 1958, describes her experience as a student to attendees of the 70th anniversary event. From left to right, From l

School of Nursing graduates listens as LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, addresses the crowd at the School of Nursing's 70th anniversary event.

School of Nursing graduates listens as LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, addresses the crowd at the School of Nursing's 70th a

School of Nursing alumna Presly Lowry, left, RN, CICU, checks out the new and improved high fidelity simulator with instructor Melissa Klamm.

School of Nursing alumna Presly Lowry, left, RN, CICU, checks out the new and improved high fidelity simulator with instructor Melissa Klamm.

John Farr, nurse practitioner and School of Nursing instructor, explains some of the gadgets used in telemedicine to Mississippi Board of Nursing members. From left, Executive Director Phyllis Johnson, General Counsel Brett Thompson and CFO Shan Montgomery listen to Farr.

John Farr, nurse practitioner and School of Nursing instructor, explains some of the gadgets used in telemedicine to Mississippi Board of Nursing members. From left, Executive Dire

Tripp Purviance, who graduated from the School of Nursing in 2006, shares his experiences as a student as alumna Shanda Walenta, left, listens.

Tripp Purviance, who graduated from the School of Nursing in 2006, shares his experiences as a student as alumna Shanda Walenta, left, listens.

Carson Williams, senior and student ambassador in the School of Nursing, shows off the anniversary T-shirt.
The School of Nursing celebrated its 70th anniversary on Friday.
School of Nursing Dean Kim Hoover talks about the school's 70-year history and its recent accomplishments.
Attendees of the School of Nursing's 70th anniversary listen to remarks from Medical Center Vice Chancellor LouAnn Woodward, former Vice Chancellor and Dean of the School of Medicine James Keeton and Dean of the School of Nursing Kim Hoover.
Becky Tustain practices starting an IV in the simulation lab with nursing students Kathryn Dooley, left, and Katie French, right.
School of Nursing alumna Jeanette
Jeanette
School of Nursing graduates listens as LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, addresses the crowd at the School of Nursing's 70th anniversary event.
School of Nursing alumna Presly Lowry, left, RN, CICU, checks out the new and improved high fidelity simulator with instructor Melissa Klamm.
John Farr, nurse practitioner and School of Nursing instructor, explains some of the gadgets used in telemedicine to Mississippi Board of Nursing members. From left, Executive Director Phyllis Johnson, General Counsel Brett Thompson and CFO Shan Montgomery listen to Farr.
Tripp Purviance, who graduated from the School of Nursing in 2006, shares his experiences as a student as alumna Shanda Walenta, left, listens.