Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-03-28

Graduates of Samford University's Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing and its predecessor, Birmingham Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, are invited to an Alumni Appreciation Tea Sunday, May 6, 2-4 p.m., in the Dwight and Lucille Beeson Center for the Healing Arts Rotunda at Samford.

The event is planned in recognition of National Nurses Week and the 85th anniversary of the school.

More than 5,000 nurses have graduated from the school, now in its ninth decade. The school was established as a diploma program at Birmingham Baptist Hospital in 1922, was renamed Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing in 1968, and became a part of Samford in 1973. The school now offers bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing.

Alumni are encouraged to RSVP by calling (205) 726-2517 or emailing Marian Carter at by April 27. Please include the number of guests who will attend.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.