The Dominican College Nursing Program celebrated its 40th Anniversary on Thursday, June 8, with a gathering of alumni, students, Nursing faculty, and College administrators at the Granito Center. During the reception, everyone raised their champagne glasses as Dr. Nancy DiDona, Director of the Division of Nursing, gave the toast. In part, she said, “May we continue to nurture, heal, and enlighten the mind, body, and spirit of those we meet. As nurses, may we keep in mind that it does not matter that no one remembers our names or our faces, but that they remember how we made them feel.”
The Honorary Speaker at the reception was Sr. Kathleen Sullivan, O.P., Chancellor of External Affairs. Sr. Kathleen spoke about how the nursing program was developed by visionary and creative women in response to local needs. “It is my great pleasure at this significant moment in the history of the program and in the history of the College to acknowledge their magnificent, generous, and inspirational work – work that has helped to define the Dominican Difference not only for our nursing students, but for the community that we serve,” she said.
Sr. Kathleen continued, “The graduates of the Dominican College Nursing Program have attained a reputation of excellence within their profession and within the institutions in which they serve and have brought the stature of the College as a responsive institution achieving its commitment to Excellence, Leadership, and Service, to new levels of recognition in our community and among our peers. “
The Celebration Reception was hosted by the Department of Alumni Relations.