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Homecoming 2018: Goldfarb alumni, students, faculty and staff join in celebration and service

Homecoming 2018: Goldfarb alumni, students, faculty and staff join in celebration and service

Posted on 9 Oct 2018 by Goldfarb Team

The Barnes-Jewish College Alumni Association hosted the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College 2018 homecoming celebration on Friday, Sept. 29. The theme for this year’s celebration, titled Art of Nursing, honored nurses as primary keepers of the morality, goodness, honesty and ethics of patient care. The “tender touch” nurses offer expresses the values they hold dear.

The all-day homecoming festivities began with a memorial, during which attendees took time to reflect, remember and honor deceased members of the Goldfarb community. Additionally, the day included caricature artists, a panel discussion featuring five nurses in non-traditional positions and it ended with a celebration full of food, prizes and dancing.

Attendees also participated in acts of on- and off-site service throughout the day, each designed to help participants contribute to the community. These volunteer efforts resulted in: 600 care packages for patients at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center’s Cancer Center, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Kingdom House; six fleece blankets for families at the International Institute and BJC Hospice Evelyn’s House; and many message magnets and buttons for patients and families at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

During the homecoming celebration, the Barnes-Jewish College Alumni Association presented a 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award to Mildred Yium, RN, MS, (1962) and to Colleen Gilmore, RN, MSN, ANP-BC (1985, 2009). Their service, care and dedication to the nursing profession embodies the true art of nursing.

“Homecoming is always a day of fun and excitement,” said June Cowell-Oates, EdD, LPC, LCSW, CEAP, Goldfarb’s director of alumni affairs and the program office of student affairs and diversity. “This year, we saw past classmates reunite and current students take time between classes to have fun. And those participating in service projects had the opportunity to renew and make connections. Once again, our college community came together. It’s wonderful to see homecoming grow each year.”

Save the date for Goldfarb’s 2019 homecoming: Friday, Sept., 29, 2019.

Check out more photos of the 2018 homecoming event, and see other alumni event photos.

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1 comments on article "Homecoming 2018: Goldfarb alumni, students, faculty and staff join in celebration and service"

Emily

1/23/2019 8:43 PM

Very well done!

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