Ribbon-Cutting at U of M Lambuth
Ribbon-cutting for LSON programs at Lambuth Campus. The University of Memphis hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting for the Loewenberg School of Nursing at Lambuth in Jackson, Tennessee, on September 26. A reception followed the ribbon-cutting, complete with student-guided tours. The first floor of Hyde Hall on the U of M Lambuth Campus was completely renovated to accommodate the nursing program. In addition to regular classrooms, there are four simulation labs with debriefing and observation rooms, a health-assessment lab, a skills lab, a 24-station computer lab, and faculty offices. “The Loewenberg School has an unbroken record of providing a high-quality nursing workforce to serve the needs of the community,” said Dr. Lin Zhan, Dean of the School. “The newly offered BSN and RN to BSN programs on the U of M Lambuth Campus exemplify our commitment. The renovated Hyde Hall provides state-of-the-art simulation and skills nursing labs, as well as smart classrooms, in support of students’ learning and faculty teaching. These facilities will help produce graduates who can serve the needs of the Jackson community.”
New Scholarship Established to Honor African-American Nurses Dr. Janet A. Levy and Ralph Levy III, children of the late Ralph Levy Jr., have made a significant gift to the Loewenberg School of Nursing at the University of Memphis to support students pursuing the goal of becoming registered nurses. The gift establishes the Ralph Levy Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Nursing, which will be awarded to multiple students from underrepresented populations who attended a public high school in Memphis. Recipients must be and remain in good academic standing with the University and the School of Nursing and must demonstrate financial need. Janet Levy is an assistant research professor and statistical methodologist at Duke University School of Nursing; she has been a practicing statistician and research methodologist for 25 years. Ralph Levy III is an associate with Leahy, Wright and Associates, LLC; he has more than 30 years of experience as a trial attorney in the St. Louis area. The scholarship honors their father, the late Ralph Levy Jr., a native Memphian, businessman and amateur golfer.
Dean Zhan and the Levy family with Hazzie Hubbert, one of Mr.Levy’s caregivers at the end of his life.
“We are establishing this scholarship to express our deep gratitude and appreciation of the members of the African-American community in Memphis who provided nurturing and compassionate care to my family in our times of need, to me and my brother as small children, and to my father as he aged,” said Janet Levy. Some 20% of students in the LSON are African American. A goal of the School is to retain and graduate African American students so they can join the nursing workforce and care for diverse patient populations. “We are honored and humbled to receive such a generous gift from the Levy family in support of African-American nursing students from Memphis,” said Dr. Lin Zhan, dean and professor in the LSON. “The Levy family’s gift reflects the values of caring, compassion and humanity. Nurses make a difference every day, and this generous gift will further encourage our African American students to become professional nurses, leaders and practitioners.” LSO N 2013 A N N UA L R E PO RT
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