The Anderson University School of Nursing Alumni Open House and Awards Presentation will be held Friday, Oct. 21, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the School of Nursing on the second floor of Hartung Hall, with the awards presentation at 6:30 p.m. There will be a complimentary appetizer and dessert reception for all nursing alumni and their families. Alumni will have the opportunity to visit the new nursing computer lab and tour the state-of-the-art facilities available to current AU nursing students.
Dr. Frank Campbell, Friend of Nursing Award The Friend of Nursing Award recognizes a person in the community who has demonstrated leadership ability, professional achievement, and active support of the nursing profession and the School of Nursing.
This year’s recipient is Frank Campbell, a graduate of Butler University where he received his bachelor’s degree in education and a commission of 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Air Force. He served as 1st Lt. in the U.S. Air Force for two years before continuing his education at IU Medical School.
Campbell worked in a private medical practice with two other partners for 30 years. During that time, he served as chief of staff at Community Hospital in Anderson. In 1996, he took time away from his practice to care for his aging father. He served on the board of directors of the Madison County Health Center from 2002-2007. He returned to practice medicine in 2007 at the Madison County Community Health Center, where he continues to serve as medical director. He also serves on the Saint John’s Health System’s Foundation Board.
Heather Sheets, Service to the Community Award The Service to the Community Award is given to alumni who have demonstrated a clear commitment to serving the community through notable volunteerism, an outstanding act of selflessness, or a pattern of service to humanitarian efforts or causes.
This year, Heather Sheets BSN ’02 will receive the Service to the Community Award. She holds an MSN degree as a family nurse practitioner from Indiana Wesleyan University. She currently works at Med One Urgent Care full time and Madison County Emergency Services (Saint John’s ER) PRN.
During her career, Sheets worked as an assistant professor of nursing at AU for four years, was director of nursing at a nursing home, and worked at Saint John’s in OR, neurology, home care, and wound care. She was instrumental in starting the Christian Center Clinic.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2011, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the eighth 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.