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TWU College of Nursing celebrates 60 years


DENTON/DALLAS/HOUSTON — The Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing is celebrating its 60th anniversary during the 2014-15 academic year with events in Houston, Dallas and Denton that highlight the college’s rich tradition of producing exceptional nurses.

TWU nursing alumni are welcome to attend each event, where the new dean of the college, Dr. Anita Hufft, will be introduced. In addition, the TWU Libraries will showcase the history of the College of Nursing with exhibits and activities.

“It is truly exciting to celebrate 60 years of ‘Pioneer’ nursing and begin my tenure as dean,” Dr. Hufft said. “As an alumna who received my Ph.D. from TWU in 1987, I look forward to introducing myself and sharing how TWU College of Nursing is poised for continued growth and success.”

Houston Center Celebration
Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center
6700 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Open House 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday, October 10, 2014
Fall Forum 9 a.m. to noon
Dr. Cindy Zolnierek, Executive Director of the Texas Nurses Association will present
“Speak To Be Heard: Effective Advocacy”
RSVP to (713) 794-2100

Dallas Center Celebration
TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center
5500 Southwestern Avenue0Dallas, Texas075235

Monday, November 3, 2014
Reception 5 to 7 p.m.
RSVP to Karen Zapata, or (214) 689-6510

Denton Center Celebration
“TWU College of Nursing: Then and Now”
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Come-and-Go Brunch: Hubbard Hall 10 a.m. - noon
Program: TWU College of Nursing Dean Emerita Dr. Carolyn Gunning
Dr. Anita Hufft, Dean of the of the TWU College Nursing
Features Silent Auction benefiting College of Nursing Scholarships
RSVP to Chris Styers,, (940) 898-2586

The Texas State College for Women, now TWU, established a baccalaureate nursing degree program that replaced the Parkland Hospital School Nursing in 1954. In 1960, at the request of the Texas Medical Center, the program was expanded to Houston.

Today with more than 15,000 alumni and more than 3,300 undergraduate and graduate students in Denton, Dallas and Houston, TWU is among the largest colleges of nursing in Texas and one of the nation’s leading providers of new nurses. TWU nursing students’ first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination is more than 90 percent, well above the national and state averages. Through the TWU Center for Global Nursing Scholarship, TWU faculty and students promote world health through collaborative efforts with nursing colleagues throughout the world. The TWU College of Nursing is using more than $3.4 million in grant funding for student scholarships and faculty and student research projects. For more information, visit


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