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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Dean Kelleher award winner

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Connell School dean Susan Gennaro presented Genevieve V. Foley ’66, a pediatric oncology nurse, with the second annual Dean Rita P. Kelleher Award. Following in the late Dean’s footsteps, Foley is the epitome of the BC nurse: an accomplished nursing leader, an ethically aware scientist, and a skilled and inquisitive clinician.

After the award presentation, Foley, CSON clinical instructor Vanessa Battista ’01, and CSON associate professor Patricia Tabloski discussed on the Connell School's newest specialty, pediatric palliative care, which educates nurses to aid and support children and families dealing with difficult health care challenges. Boston College Magazine Editor Ben Birnbaum moderated.

Following the panel discussion, Dean Gennaro hosted a wine and cheese reception in the Higgins Hall foyer.