News ReleaseVanderbilt School of Nursing Celebrates its 100th Anniversary with Gala (09/29/08)
Nashville, TN -- Dinner, dancing and honoring the top 100 leaders in nursing will all be part of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing's Centennial Gala on Thursday, October 23, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.
The School was founded in 1908 to help train Vanderbilt Hospital nurses, and has become one of the top schools of nursing in the country, due in large part to the leadership of Dean Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD, C.N.M.
Event organizers Julie Boehm, Elizabeth Papel, Cathy Thomas and Joyce A. Vise expect 450 attendees including many School of Nursing alums from throughout the country as well as corporate sponsors from throughout Middle Tennessee. Soul Incision will provide musical entertainment, and the School's Top 100 Leaders will receive special recognition.
Tickets are $225 per person ($135 is tax deductible and goes to the School's student scholarships.) The After-Party will start at 9 p.m. and go until midnight at a cost of $30 (cost included in Gala ticket price).
Sponsors include: Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee, CIGNA, HealthSpring, Johnson & Johnson, Pyschiatric Solutions, St. Thomas Health Services, Symbion, Vanderbilt Medical Center and Ted Welch Investments. Little Black Dress wine for the event is donated by Brown-Forman.
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a yearlong series of events including its Centennial Lecture Series. The School is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 20 schools of Nursing in the country and committed to academic excellence and innovation in nursing education; clinical research, patient care, and advance practiced delivery systems for nurses and the entire health care workforce. More information is available at: http://www.nursing.vanderbilt.edu/.