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.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.