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DATE: May 29, 2001
STCC Honors Outstanding Nursing Alumni
The Department of Nursing at Southwest Tennessee Community College recently paid tribute to 19 graduates who have served with distinction in the field of allied health. The outstanding nursing alumni were honored during a luncheon in Nabors Auditorium on the Macon Cove Campus. Twenty Years of Success was the theme for the luncheon. It was co-sponsored by The Regional Medical Center at Memphis (THE MED) and Baptist Memorial Hospital. Proceeds from the event will be used to provide scholarships for deserving nursing students at STCC.
Rhonda Nelson, Vice President for Patient Care Services at THE MED, was the luncheon's featured speaker. In her address, Nelson commended the STCC nursing administrators and faculty for preparing more than 2,000 well-trained nurses and other health care professionals for the Mid-South health care system over the past two decades. She challenged the STCC Department of Nursing to focus on preparing future graduates to meet the health care needs of the 21st Century.
Dr. Shiphrah Williams-Evans serves as Chair and Professor of the STCC Nursing Department. She said the event was designed to celebrate 20 years of service to the community and recognize outstanding alumni and distinguished leaders who have assisted in the development, transition, and growth of the STCC Department of Nursing.
The outstanding nursing alumni who were honored at the luncheon are: Johnenne Coble, Waquime Durham, Annetta Fergerson, Theresa Gillespie Isom, Diane Harrison, Tanya Hess, Peggy Holmes, Chiqutia Isom, George Sue James (deceased), Linder Lemmons, Norma Lester, Doris Mazzola, Alisa Myers, Myron Myers, Tancie Payne, Jill Shelton, Brenda Strickland, Kevin Taylor and Melverdine Young.
In 1979, the STCC Nursing Program was established at what is now the Union Avenue Campus of the College. STCC has developed formal partnerships with the nursing programs at The University of Memphis, Baptist College of Health Sciences, Union University, and the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
For information about the STCC Nursing Program, call Dr. Shiphrah Williams-Evans at (901) 333-5448.
Southwest Tennessee Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.