Award recipients will include Matilda Barber, Lifetime Achievement Award; Lori Keith, Distinguished Alumni Award; Jan Bingle, Friend of Nursing Award; and Jeff Glover, Service to the Community Award.
The dinner will begin at 7 p.m. in Kane Dining Room on the Anderson University campus. A social/networking hour will begin at 6 p.m. in Hartung Hall 274/275. Cost for the event is $25. Register online or call (765) 641-4100. [Get Directions to Campus]
"Matilda, Lori, Janet, and Jeff represent the type of role models that every nursing program dreams of. We are proud of their achievements to the field of nursing and that they chose to make their contributions here in central Indiana," said Karen Williams, dean of AU's School of Nursing. "We want to honor their work, and we're asking nursing alums who are returning for Homecoming to join us in this celebration. We hope alumni will see this as a chance to express their support for their colleagues and compare notes on professional experiences, too."
Matilda Barber began her nursing career as a staff nurse at John H. Andres Hospital. She was promoted through the ranks at Saint Johns Hospital in Anderson to positions such as vice president of patient care service and vice president of community relations. She served on several boards and committees, including the Madison County United Way Board. In 2004, she received an Honorary Humanitarian Ph.D. from Anderson University.
Lori Keith is a diabetes educator at Community Hospital in Anderson. Throughout her 46 years in the nursing profession, she has mentored nursing students, oriented new staff to the hospital, and taught classes on resuscitation and tuberculosis. Her primary focus now is teaching diabetics and their families how to manage the illness. She remains committed to providing quality care to her patients.
Jan Bingle is the chief nursing officer for Community Health Network and network vice president for clinical standards, education, and research. She is a distinguished lecturer for Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society and very active in nursing workforce development issues for Indianapolis and Indiana. She is a member of the executive boards for Nursing 2000 and Spotlight on Nursing, and one of the founders and a current board member of the Indiana Nursing Workforce Development Center.
Jeff Glover is a full-time FNP at CVS Pharmacy MinuteClinic in Westfield, Ind. He previously worked for nearly eight years as a family nurse practitioner and 11 years as a clinical charge nurse. He received his Associate of Science in Nursing from Anderson University in 1981 and his Bachelor of Arts in Religion, also from AU, in 1986. He then went on to receive his Master of Arts in Christian Counseling and a Master of Science degree.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2010, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the seventh consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing, and theology.