The Black Nurses Association of Greater Houston recently held its Annual Scholarship Luncheon at Column A. The Theme was, “Nurses Helping To Change the Health Care System through Education, Research and Clinical Practice.” Carolyn Montgomery served as Mistress of Ceremony.
The Association is under the excellent leadership of Dr. Ruth Caggins. Dr. Bettye Davis-Lewis, former president of the National Black Nurses Association served as the Luncheon General Chairperson. The Keynote Speaker was Lt. Colonel Sandra Webb-Booker, PhD. Health Care Administrator in the the Department of Education, Chicago, Illinois.
The Boy Scouts Troop 212 posted the flags and escorted the honorees. They were: Rev. Johnny Lee; Beryl Shorter; Dr. Mae McMillian; Dr. Polly Turner; Attorney Prince Cartwright; Judge Vanessa Gilmore and The Honorable Senfronia Thompson.
The Houston Forward Times salutes the Black Nurses Association of Greater Houston for being on the front lines, rendering services. They work in hospitals, free clinics, college classrooms, schools, and homes, mobile health vans, in operating rooms, emergency rooms, physician’s offices, rehab centers, retirement communities, and nursing homes hospices and in laboratories.
The Black Nurses have learned and honed their skills, excelled clinically, studied, graduated and committed themselves, professionally, to take care of family, neighbors, friends and strangers of all ages, whether at the bedside, through research, policy-making in emergency settings or education.
Please get involved in the mission of this great Association by placing ads or purchasing tickets to the 2014 Scholarship Luncheon. In support of Nursing Scholarships, just call Luncheon General Chair, Dr. Bettye Davis-Lewis at (713) 807-8679.