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School of Nursing hosts ALHANA Teaching Day Feb. 16
School of Nursing hosts ALHANA Teaching Day Feb. 16February 09, 2006Carol K. Masiclatclkim@syr.edu
The African, Latino, Hispanic, Asian and Native American (ALHANA) Student Nurses Association in the College of Human Services and Health Professions will host its annual Teaching Day Feb. 16 from 5-8 p.m. in Kittredge Auditorium, H. B. Crouse Hall.
Teaching Day, an annual event, celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2006 with Phyllis Morgan, Ph.D, R.N, assistant professor in the Department of Nursing at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, N.C., who will speak on “African American Couples Coping With Breast Cancer.” ALHANA will also honor nursing pioneer Mary Elizabeth Carnegie at a reception before the lecture.
Morgan researches African American women’s breast cancer treatment and African American couples coping with the disease. She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, the National Black Nurses Association and the Association of Black Nursing Faculty. She earned her doctorate in nursing at Hampton University School of Nursing, where she was the first graduate from a historically black college or university to earn a Ph.D in nursing. Morgan earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Florida State University and a master’s degree in nursing at Hampton University.
Carnegie broke the color barrier for nursing leadership at the national level in the 1950s. She authored several publications throughout her career, including the historical book “The Path We Tread: Blacks in Nursing 1854-1990” (National League for Nursing, 1991). After receiving a nursing diploma from the Lincoln School of Nursing in 1937, she went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in sociology at West Virginia State College, a master’s degree in education at Syracuse
University and a doctorate in public administration at New York University. She has received numerous honors, including an honorary doctorate and the George Arents Pioneer Award from SU in 1998. In June 2000, she was inducted into the American Nurses Association Hall of Fame. Though she is now retired, Carnegie remains active in various professional, civic and cultural organizations.
Teaching Day was established by ALHANA in 1976 to bring professors of color to campus to discuss their research and teaching. The event was designed to give ALHANA students an idea of career opportunities available after graduation and to show how they could get involved in a specific area of research. Since then, Teaching Day has become popular with many of SU’s nursing students and nurses in the community. ALHANA chose February for the event to coincide with the commemoration of Black History Month.
This event is free and open to the public. Paid parking is available in the Comstock lot. SU students, faculty and staff can park free after 5 p.m. in the University Place lot with a valid parking pass. For more information, contact Brooke McNamara at 443-3144or firstname.lastname@example.org.