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Alumna Receives Prestigious Honor

Terry Biddinger (BSN ’59) was recently selected to receive the University of Colorado Staff Council’s (UCSC) 2012 Service Excellence Award.

Biddinger, who is currently the director of external affairs for the College of Nursing at the University of Colorado, Denver, was recognized by UCSC as someone who “provided outstanding service to their campus, community, and the university as a whole.” 

CON Alumna and Postdoctoral Fellow Nancy Downing Featured in Iowa Now!

Confronting Huntington's Disease

By John Riehl

Huntington’s disease is a genetic disorder in which specific nerve cells in the brain degenerate, causing symptoms like moodiness and irritability, impaired memory and executive function, and abnormal body movements.

HD affects about 30,000 people in the United States. There is no cure. People with the disease usually die within 15 to 20 years of developing movement symptoms.

CON Alumna to be Inducted into STTI Hall of Fame

Carol Smith (BSN ’72) will be inducted into the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International’s (STTI) International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame recognizes STTI members who are nurse researchers; who have achieved significant and sustained broad national and/or international recognition for their work; and whose research has impacted the profession and the people it serves.  

CON Alumni Assist, Honor Veterans in D.C.

WASHINGTON – Many of the World War II veterans who recently took part in South Dakota Honor Flight #11 required some assistance in order to visit the Washington, D.C. memorial built in their honor.

Dozens of volunteers, including twins June Gratz Schnieder and Joan Gratz – both University of Iowa College of Nursing alumni – were among those helping the veterans on this special journey.

Sincere Gratitude

As 2013 winds down, many of us will take time to reflect on the year and realize there is much to be thankful for. This kind of reflection is common this time of year, and the students, faculty and staff of the University of Iowa College of Nursing feel fortunate to have such amazing supporters—college advocates whose generosity extends well beyond the holiday season.