UI CONnection – Summer 2021
UI CONnection – Summer 2021

UI CONnection – Summer 2021


A Message from the Dean

Dear Friends:

I am pleased to share that we are back in full force in the College of Nursing. Although students were always learning during this last year, we had to modify our classes and how we gathered in our building. We are now evaluating the many lessons learned during our experience with COVID-19 and will keep those activities that made us stronger. As you can see in this newsletter, we continued to have students, staff and faculty excelling in their scholarship and service to others. I am so pleased they were recognized for their outstanding contributions.

Jerold and Jacqueline Dock Terrace at UI College of Nursing Building

If you are in Iowa City this summer please stop in and see the newly renovated Jerold and Jacqueline Dock Terrace. It is a beautiful location to sit and relax and enjoy our beautiful perch above the Iowa River.

Signature of Dean Julie Zerwic

Julie Zerwic


Kelting Dean and Professor

Valerie Garr

Garr Bestowed with Hancher-Finkbine Award

University of Iowa College of Nursing Diversity Coordinator Valerie Garr was recently announced as a recipient of the Hancher-Finkbine medallion. Considered one of the most prestigious awards at the University of Iowa, the tradition of awarding Hancher-Finkbine medallions was established in 1964 and serves to recognize nominees who exemplify leadership, learning, and loyalty.

Prof. Lisa Segre

Segre Recognized as Distinguished Scholar

Associate Professor Lisa Segre has been selected to receive the College of Nursing’s second annual Distinguished Scholar Award.

Michaela Inman

BSN Student Selected as Student Employee of the Year

Current Bachelor of Science in Nursing student Michaela Inman has been named the University of Iowa’s Student Employee of the year.

Prof. Lynette Cooper

Cooper Leads the Fight for Equality in Health Care

Believing that education is the key to equitable health care, UI College of Nursing alumna Lynette Cooper (BSN ’03) returns to teach.

Edward and Sheila Thompson

Paying it Forward

The UI College of Nursing will award a new scholarship to anesthesia graduate students this fall, thanks to alumni and the scholarship’s namesakes: Edward and Sheila Thompson.

In Memoriam

Death notices for UI College of Nursing alumni. Links to online obituaries provided when available.

Alumni Awards

The University of Iowa College of Nursing has established two alumni achievement awards: the Outstanding Young Alumni Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award.

More information about these awards can be found at https://nursing.uiowa.edu/alumni-friends/awards 

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