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TWU College of Nursing celebrates 60th anniversary with brunch April 19, 2015

DENTON— The Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing will celebrate 60 years of producing exceptional nurses with a brunch scheduled Sunday, April 19 during TWU’s Homecoming Weekend.

The come-and-go brunch will begin at 10 a.m. in Hubbard Hall. The event’s theme is “TWU College of Nursing Then and Now” and will feature historic displays highlighting the TWU College of Nursing. Dr. Carolyn Gunning, dean emerita, and Dr. Anita Hufft, named dean of the College of Nursing in 2014, will be the featured speakers and will begin their remarks at 11 a.m. For more information on the brunch or to RSVP, visit

“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.”

The Texas State College for Women, now TWU, established a baccalaureate nursing degree program that replaced the Parkland Hospital School of 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 TWU Center for Global Nursing Scholarship, TWU faculty and students promote world health via collaborative efforts with nursing colleagues throughout the world. The TWU College of Nursing is using more than $5 million in grant funding for student scholarships and faculty and student research projects.

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