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Celebrating the History of the Graduate School of Nursing, 1985 - 2010

American Archives Month 2010 was observed with a celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Graduate School of Nursing. A luncheon and panel discussion event were held on October 19, 2010. The panel discussion, "Leadership for a Future of Caring: Personal Reflections on Founding the GSN by Pioneering Deans, Hospital Administrators, Faculty and Student" was moderated by Paulette Seymour-Route, PhD, RN, MS, current Dean of the GSN. Panelists included former Vice Chancellor/CEO of UMass Medical Center Gail Frieswick, EdD, former Vice Chancellor and founding Dean Kathleen Dirschel, PhD, Associate Professor and first faculty member Susan Roberts, DNS, Karen Coteleso, MS, APRN, a member of the first GSN class, Dean Emeritus Lillian Goodman, EdD, and Associate Dean for Education and Professor Emeritus, Mary K. Alexander, EdD. Anne Bourgeois, EdD, former Chief Nursing Officer, UMMHC University Campus President, and Assistant Dean of the GSN, was unable to attend the event but sent in greetings to the group. She is widely acknowledged as having been instrumental in the school's development.

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