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Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Alumni to Celebrate Alumni Weekend

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Alumni to Celebrate Alumni Weekend

The Alumni Board of the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing invite alumni to return to Loyola University Chicago to celebrate Alumni Weekend on April 13–14, 2013. Activities will take place on both the Lake Shore and Health Sciences campuses.

The annual Alumni Mass and Awards Brunch will take place on Sunday, April 14 on the Lake Shore Campus. Mass will take place at 10:30 a.m. in Madonna della Strada Chapel, followed by the Awards Brunch from 11:30 a.m. in Coffey Hall’s McCormick Lounge. At the brunch, the Alumni Board will honor 2013 recipients of the Distinguished Alumnus and Spirit of Ignatius awards.

Sr. Donna M. Wolowicki, CR, BSN '71, MSN '75, will be awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award for bringing pride and recognition to Niehoff by having achieved prominence in nursing. The Spirit of Ignatius Award will be presented to both Verna Christian Garcia, BSN '61, and Patricia Matuszek Drott, BSN '63, MSN, for their characterization of Curas Personalis or "Care of the Person."

The program also will celebrate the distinguished history and exciting future of the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Additional events are being planned for the classes of 1963, 1988, and 2003.

As part of Loyola University Chicago’s commitment to service, the Alumni Board is encouraging alumni attending the Mass and Awards Brunch to donate supplies requested by service partners of the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. The service partners, with whom the students, faculty, and alumni work to meet the needs of children and families locally and globally, are the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Belize Drive; Loyola University Medical Center Pediatric Mobile Health Unit; Proviso East School-Based Health Center; and West Suburban PADS.

The weekend also includes the 25th Annual Ruth K. Palmer Symposium from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 on the Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Campus in Maywood, Ill.. The conference is themed on “Transforming Research through Partnerships” and brings together nurses, nurse practitioners, educators, administrators, health care professionals, alumni, and students. Online registration for the Ruth K. Palmer Symposium is open until April 8 at www.luc.edu/palmer.