Southeastern Nursing School seeks memorabilia, nominations, stories for 50th anniversary celebration

Monday, September 15, 2014 Nursing 50th anniversary logo
by: Rene Abadie

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's School of Nursing is seeking memorabilia from its graduates to display at its upcoming 50th anniversary celebration scheduled for Friday, Oct. 10.

Uniforms, caps, pins and other items associated with graduates' time in the school will be displayed at the event, to be held in the university's Student Union Grand Ballroom from 6 to 9 p.m.

"Nursing apparel and other items have changed over the past half century, and we want to display those pieces of memorabilia at our gala celebration," said Eileen Creel, head of the School of Nursing. "Items can be given to the school on loan or as a donation."

Creel said the School of Nursing will also announce "50 for 50," a recognition of 50 prominent graduates of the school's undergraduate and graduate programs who will be honored at the celebration. Nominations should be sent to Creel via e-mail at or by fax to the School of Nursing at 985-549-2869. Deadline for nominations is Sept. 22.

"We're also seeking any stories or memories our graduates would like to share with their colleagues," Creel added. Stories can be sent to Creel via email.

The event will start with a social hour from 5-6 p.m. followed by a short program and an evening of celebration. Included in the evening will be a silent auction featuring items from various donors, a unique painting commemorating the anniversary, a commemorative poster of the painting, special t-shirts, gift items and an illustrated history of the nursing program.

Tickets are $40 per person and $25 for students. More information about the event can be obtained by calling the office of the Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences at 985-549-5179 or on the nursing school's website,

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