Past Features

September 26, 2005 (Vol. 2, No. 2)

Nursing Chair Honored by Alma Mater

C. Alicia Georges
Professor C. Alicia Georges
In recognition of her commitment to community nursing and nursing education, Seton Hall University College of Nursing honored Lehman Nursing Chair C. Alicia Georges with the 2005 Margaret C. Haley Distinguished Alumnus Award at its 65th Anniversary Gala.

Professor Georges's nursing career began in community health in New York City, where she worked for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, becoming a district director in 1975. During this time, she also received an M.A. in Community Health Nursing from New York University and shortly thereafter joined Lehman's Nursing Department. Over the years, she has published numerous scholarly articles and secured multiple grants for her work with minority nurses and community health nursing. She has also served on numerous faculty committees, as well as the faculty adviser to the nursing society.

In addition, Professor Georges has served as president of the National Black Nurses Association, the National Black Nurses Foundation and the Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools. Her participation in these organizations allowed her to become involved with public policy boards. She has served on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Advisory Council, as well as on a number of other national and international nursing and health organizations.

In 2001, Professor Georges earned an Ed.D., with a concentration in educational leadership and policy standards, from the University of Vermont.