Alumni Weekend 2018
University of Cincinnati College of Nursing alumni brought the party to this year’s reunion celebrations.
Alumni Weekend, which took place Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14, included various events at Procter Hall and around Cincinnati to commemorate classes who graduated in years ending in eight or three. Several members of the classes of 1978, 1968 and 1958 found their way back to celebrate.
For a second year, the weekend kicked off Friday evening with a BB Riverboat cruise on the Ohio River, when more than 200 alumni, faculty members, staff and students joined together for dinner and dancing.
Saturday offered alumni the opportunity to visit the college and participate in faculty and student presentations, a roundtable discussion, lunch and tours of Procter Hall and UC’s main campus.
In the evening, Dean Greer Glazer hosted a special reception for the Class of 1968, commemorating their 50th year since graduating. There, the class presented Dean Glazer with a gift to the college of $1,550, and a poem entitled, “UC ‘Old,’ We See Gold,” which concluded:
“Because UC, we are all of one mind, one purpose, one drive and goal. That no matter the years, one or fifty, we are UC nurses and carry that within us to those whom we touch in our lives, no matter where we go! Pass it on!!!”
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UC 'Old,' We See Gold
We are the nurses of '68, and we're here to celebrate!!
Once upon a time, like 50 years ago, we were students here at the College of Nursing and "Health."
When we reflect on those four years, memories of blood, lotsa sweat and some tears, while overcoming many fears; but what helped us get through? You are right...lotsa beers!!! We really had lots of laughs, sick jokes, fun in the sun on the roof of Logan Hall. The camaraderie with each other guided our way, and we remain friends to this day.
We loved Logan Hall and the house mom who greeted us sweetly...and the Cincy General Hospital wards caring for the patients who trusted us completely. The tunnel was a bit scary, for working extra-duty night or day, we definitely survived...OK.
In '67, during the race riots and Cincy was burning, no one touched our Logan Hall. The patients we took care of lived in our neighborhood and they protected us all.
We learned so much from our instructors: Marie Spruck, Ruth Bunyon, Mary Kirk, Lou Ann Emerson...just to name a few. There was on in a class of her own, Miss Heinecke. Her ways we remember to this day. Can you spin a quarter on your sheets?
We loved the '60s, The Beatles, The "Stones" and especially Motown. The music really brought us up when we were down. We performed our senior year, The Supremes came alive with our jive in the lunch room...ahh, Baby Love...
Fast forward to today and we look around. How nursing has changed, from books, notes and uniforms to lab coats, iPads and real-life dummies.
The outer has changed, but the inner message remains—we are here to heal, help, nurture, learn, lead and grow!
Because UC, we are all of one mind, one purpose, one drive and goal. That no matter the years, one or fifty, we are UC nurses and carry that within us to those whom we touch in our lives, no matter where we go!
Pass it on!!!
Below are photos from the BB Riverboat cruise. (Click or tap for a larger version of the thumbnail.)