On October 5, alumni, family and friends gathered at Frontier Nursing University’s (FNU) campus for its annual Homecoming celebration. Among the weekend festivities were a reception, cookout, award ceremony and many opportunities to network with present and former FNU students.
After an evening of hors d’oeuvres, drinks, dinner and dessert, homecoming participants gathered for the annual Alumni Award Ceremony.
Please join us in honoring and congratulating the 2018 award winners:
Distinguished Service to Alma Mater, Nurse-Midwife: Susan Culp Clapp, CNM, Class 81
Distinguished Service to Society, Nurse-Midwife: Francie Likis, CNM, NP, Class 40
Distinguished Service to Alma Mater, Nurse-Practitioner: Estella Wetzel, FNP, Class 78
Distinguished Service to Society Alumni, Nurse Practitioner: Elena Prendergast, DNP, Companion DNP 4
Mary Breckinridge Lifetime Service Award: Berea College Appalachian Fund
The Mary Breckinridge Lifetime Service Award recognizes an individual or organization providing longstanding support and commitment to the mission and work of Frontier Nursing Service and Frontier Nursing University. We are very proud to award this year’s honor to the Berea College Appalachian Fund. The Fund supports organizations working to improve the health, education and general welfare of people living in the Appalachian Mountains and surrounding areas.
Courier Unbridled Service Award: Julia Breckinridge Davis, Courier, 1967-69
Homecoming participants spent the following day at the annual Mary Breckinridge Festival and parade, cookout and toast. Winner of the Courier Unbridled Service Award, Julia Breckinridge Davis, led the parade with the traditional riderless horse.
The traditional bell ringing concluded homecoming weekend, and participants caravanned to the new Versailles campus for a tour of the exciting renovations and new builds.
We are already looking forward to next year! We hope that you will join us.
See more photos of our 2018 Homecoming Celebration here.