College of Nursing Marking 60th Anniversary

The College of Nursing, which opened its doors in 1953 as the state’s first public baccalaureate program, is marking its 60th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 19 during its annual Homecoming Luncheon, starting at 10 a.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge of the Student Union.

The event will feature an update on the college from dean Stephen Cavanaugh and a presentation on the program’s history. Alexander Halstead, a 2011 graduate, will receive the Distinguished Young Alumni Award.

“College of Nursing graduates have made a difference to lives; one community, one patient, and one student at a time for the past 60 years,” said Cavanaugh. “I am proud to be working with the current faculty, staff and students as we maintain this tradition. We continue to strive for excellence, innovation, creativity and new knowledge for the next generation of nurses we are entrusted to educate.”