The University of Delaware School of Nursing, in collaboration with the Nursing Workforce Diversity Program, hosted a special alumni event in honor of the School’s 50th anniversary on Wednesday, April 13.

The event, “Breaking Barriers & Opening Doors,” commemorated the numerous achievements accomplished by minority alumni since graduating from UD.

With opening remarks from both the Nursing Workforce Diversity team, and Susan Hall, deputy dean in the College of Health Sciences, the evening’s focus on diversity reflects the University’s commitment to creating a culturally competent workforce.

This special evening brought both current students and alumni together to celebrate the diversity in the School of Nursing, which first opened its doors to students of color in 1969. Forty-five years later, the School of Nursing obtained a federal grant under the direction of Cynthia Diefenbeck, Paula Klemm and Pia Inguito, as part of their efforts to help increase enrollment of underrepresented students and further promote diversity in the nursing workforce. Read more.

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