The College of Nursing was founded February 17, 1914 as the West Suburban Hospital School for Nurses. There will be a year of activities to celebrate and honor the University’s rich heritage and extraordinary students and alumni. Beginning Monday, February 17th, students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to attend a special program led by Oak Point University President Beth A. Brooks, PhD, RN, FACHE that will feature a presentation by Irene Stemler, author of Heroic Acts in Humble Shoes, a book and exhibit that will be housed at the University through mid-March. The public is invited to show their support by participating in the University’s first Bone Marrow Registry from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1431 N. Claremont in Chicago.
The Centennial Weekend is May 2-4, 2014, and includes Homecoming, Class Reunions, Mission Fair, Centennial Dinner and a Prayer Service. The Centennial Dinner includes a keynote speech by NFL Hall of Famer and Chicago Bears Legend Mike Singletary, and an appearance as well as a 100th Anniversary Cake Presentation by Duff Goldman, star of the Food Network’s “Ace of Cakes”.
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