National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week each year.
The Naeve School of Nursing class of 1963 was honored at the Naeve Alumni & Nurses Club annual luncheon on April 27 at America’s Best Value Inn in Albert Lea. Shown from left are Suzanne Abbe, Joann (Abel) Conn, Emily (Fethke) Svendsen, Cleone (Johnson) Benson, Carole Lohmann, Carolyn (Matson) Broers, Genie (Pilz) Hanson, Carolyn (Strom) Fure, and Betty (Sorenson) Kapplinger. Not pictured are Maxine (Adix) Hamer, Darlene (Follmuth) Kvam, Sharon (Herth) Davis, Betty (Kangas) Selbitschka, Loretta (Larson) McCarthy, Dianne (Neitzel) Burmeister, Dawn (Peaslee) Allen, Judith (Rasmussen) Brown, Camilla (Songstad) Hauge, Carmen (Stevens) Bornzin, and Sonita (Thompson) Jorud. — Kelli Lageson/Albert Lea Tribune
The Naeve School of Nursing class of 1973 was honored at the Naeve Alumni & Nurses Club annual luncheon on April 27 at America’s Best Value Inn in Albert Lea. Shown from left are Judith (Christianson) Trautman, Nancy (Hrdlicka) Miller, Janet (Knott) Jacobs, Christine (Olson) Klemmensen, Julie Rugland, Karen (Schaper) Oppegard and Marv Shisler. Not pictured are Susan Cruz, Larry Frye, Sharon (Kudej) Buhr, Alice Lavallie, Vickie (Mausling) Bintz, Cynthia (Rode) Nyseth, Bonita (Schallock) Carr, Julie (Steffensen) Foster, Wanda Strand and Terry (Swenson) Mead.
The Naeve Alumni & Nurses Club awarded scholarships at its annual luncheon April 27. From left are Destinee Meyer, who received the Alumni No. 1 scholarship, Kiley Benken, who received the Alumni No. 2 scholarship, Mary Bjorklund, who received the Alumni No. 3 scholarship, Emily Dahl, who received the Mildred Scherb Slagle memorial, Brenna Vanengelenburg, who received the Marge Mutschler memorial, Kelly Wessling, who received the Evelyn Stadheim memorial, and MacKenzie Baumann, who received the Tillie Richter memorial. Not pictured: Silas Randall, who received the Jennie Nelson Haertel memorial. Each scholarship is in the amount of $1,000 and the recipient must be entering or have completed one year of a registered nursing program. Notices of our scholarships are sent to 10 area guidance counselors and 11 newspapers. Every effort is made to make the selection as bias-free as possible. Applications are mailed to the club’s secretary, who blacks out identifying information before consideration by the scholarship committee. Factors considered by the committee are scholarship, service, demonstrated leadership and community involvement. Members of the scholarship committee are Jeanie Godtland, Rosie Rasmussen and Pam Pleiss.