Gracie Mansion Reception Launches NYU College of Nursing’s 75th Anniversary

Over 200 guests convened at Gracie Mansion to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the New York University College of Nursing, an institution dedicated to generating new knowledge and educating future nursing professionals who, in turn, will exemplify the highest standards of excellence in research, education, and practice for a global society.

Carole A. Marchese, RN, Director of Nursing Services for the Office of School Health DOE/DOHMH, presented Dean Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN with a proclamation from Mayor Bloomberg’s office officially designating March 8, 2007 as New York University College of Nursing Day in the City of New York. The proclamation also stated, “The New York University College of Nursing plays a vital role in providing our future nursing professionals with the education and experience that they need to succeed in the challenging and rapidly evolving health care field. The college is a model educational institution and a crucial part of our health care community, thanks to the faculty’s expert teaching, outstanding scholarship, and dedicated service to the city and global community.”

Joining Marchese and Fulmer at the reception were Susan Danilow, director of the Gracie Mansion Conservancy and Robert Berne, Senior VP for Health, NYU, as well as faculty and staff both past and present, alumni, and distinguished guests.

Dean Fulmer expressed the College of Nursing’s joy at receiving the Mayor’s proclamation and discussed both the history and future of the College: “Ours is a rich and vibrant history with one continuous mission- improving the health of the public through our practice, education and research….As we mark our 75th anniversary and focus on the road ahead, our aim is to reach new heights, create new paradigms, spark innovation, impact outcomes in practice, and define nursing’s future in healthcare.” Fulmer continued, “On behalf of the College of Nursing faculty, staff, and students as well as all of the New York University Community here tonight, we thank the Mayor for this proclamation that is so very affirming and meaningful to us!”

On Thursday, May 10, 2007 alumni, faculty, supporters, and students of NYU College of Nursing will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a gala at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Donna Hanover, WOR-AM “Morning Show” co-host, will be the event’s emcee and honorees include the alumni of the College of Nursing, Rachel Robinson, founder of The Jackie Robinson Foundation, MA NYU College of Nursing Class of 1961, Susan Lucci, Emmy-Award Winning actress, humanitarian, and children’s rights advocate, and Naomi Levine, chair & executive director of the NYU Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising. For more information about the gala, call (212) 998-5313.

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Photo Caption: Helping NYU College of Nursing’s Dean, Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN (center) celebrate the Mayor’s proclamation are College of Nursing alums Evelynn Clark Gioiella, PhD, RN, FAAN, Former Dean of Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing (left), and Claire Fagin, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean Emerita, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

About NYUCN: The College of Nursing at the College of Dentistry is located on New York University’s historic Greenwich Village campus in New York City. The College of Nursing is one of the leading nursing programs in the United States. The College offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master of Arts and Post-Masters Certificate Programs; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Research Theory and Development. For more information, visit

About NYU: New York University, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, was established in 1831 and is one of Americas leading research universities. It is one of the largest private universities, and has among the greatest number of international students, and sends more students to study abroad than any other college or university in the U.S. Through its 14 schools and colleges, NYU conducts research and provides education in the arts and sciences, law, medicine, business, dentistry, education, nursing, the cinematic and dramatic arts, music, public administration, social work, and continuing and professional studies, among other areas.

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