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dean rita p. kelleher award presentation, panel discussion, and maloney hall open house

Saturday, May 30, 2015

1:30 p.m.

Higgins Hall, room 300 and atrium

Cecilia McVey ’72, associate director of Nursing and Patient Services at the VA Boston Healthcare System, will receive the 2015 Dean Rita P. Kelleher Award at the Connell School of Nursing reunion. Dean Susan Gennaro will present the honor, and McVey will the discuss academic partnerships and interdisciplinary collaborations in nursing with Boston College Magazine Editor Ben Birnbaum. A reception in the Connell School’s new home in Maloney Hall will follow. The event is open and free of charge to all School of Nursing alumni.

The Dean Rita P. Kelleher Award recognizes an alumnus/a of the Connell School of Nursing who represents the BC Nurse. Following in Kelleher's footsteps, the recipient must be an accomplished nursing leader, an ethically aware scientist, and a skilled and inquisitive clinician.

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View videos of previous Kelleher Award winners

View 2014 reunion discussion on nursing ethics

View 2013 reunion discussion on maternal and newborn health

View 2012 reunion conversation on leadership in health care

View 2011 reunion panel discussion on neuroscience nursing