We plan to acknowledge our anniversary year-round beginning in Oct. 2017 and organize various events at our divisions in Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney, Scottsbluff and Norfolk, with events and signage to commemorate our Centennial anniversary including a ceremony with new nursing students that signifies the beginning of their health career (during which they take an oath of professionalism), commencement ceremonies, at public events such as Science Cafes (public talks about a health topic) in Omaha and Lincoln and central Nebraska, two or three annual lectureships. We are planning a gala event in Oct. 2017 to kick off our 100th anniversary with UNMC nursing alumni, UNMC faculty, staff and students and supporters to be timed during nursing alumni reunion events. This event attracts alums from out of state.
We plan to create signage to display outside on campus as well as inside. With every news release we send for the UNMC College of Nursing, we will have a paragraph at the end about our 100th anniversary. We will be creating an anniversary logo and using it in many materials and internal and external communications.
The UNMC College of Nursing is the state’s oldest publicly- supported nursing institution and Nebraska’s largest.