Troy University celebrates nursing masters degree silver anniversary

Posted: Friday, 10 October 2008

TROY – Troy University’s School of Nursing will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Master of Science in Nursing Program on Saturday, Oct. 25 with a celebration on the Montgomery Campus.

“This is a monumental milestone for the School of Nursing, and underscores TROY’s commitment to providing quality healthcare professionals for our state, region and nation,” said Dr. Geraldine Allen, director of the Master of Science in Nursing Program.

The MSN program was initiated in 1983 on the Montgomery Campus with clinical specialties in adult health, child health or maternal infant nursing with functional roles in nursing education or administration.

Since 1983, 660 nurses have graduated from the program that is now offered on the Montgomery Campus, Troy Campus, Phenix City Campus and at Norfolk, Va.

An anniversary brunch will begin at 10 a.m. in the Gold Room at Whitley Hall. Dr. Damon Andrew, dean of the College of Health and Human Services, will be the featured speaker. At 7 p.m., a gala and dinner will begin at the Embassy Suites in Montgomery. Congressman Artur Davis will deliver the evening’s keynote address.

Tickets for brunch are $15 per person. Tickets for the gala dinner are $45 per person. All proceeds will help fund a new scholarship for graduate nursing students.

The Brenda Riley Scholarship will honor Dr. Brenda Riley, a former faculty member and dean of the College of Health and Human Services. She joined the TROY family in 1980 and served in various capacities within the College until her retirement in 2003.

Dr. Riley earned her doctor of science in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a master of science in psychiatric nursing administration from Ohio State University and a bachelor of science in nursing from Southern College.

For reservations or more information, contact Dr. Geraldine Allen, director of the MSN program, at 334-241-8654.