WMU News

Interim nursing director gets honorary degree

March 27, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- Alice Baumgart, interim director of WMU's Bronson School of Nursing, has been selected to receive an honorary degree from the University of British Columbia during the school's Spring Congregation.

A UBC statement announcing the award indicates that each year, "the university selects a small number of distinguished individuals who are deemed worthy of recognition for their outstanding contributions to society." The honor pays tribute to their achievements, while providing new graduates with models of success to inspire them as they begin their own careers.

Baumgart, who is serving at WMU for one year, is professor emerita of the School of Nursing at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. She is a nursing graduate of UBC and holds a master's degree from McGill University and a doctoral degree from the University of Toronto.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 616 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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