For release: May 5, 2008
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey
For the first time, the Loewenberg School of Nursing Alumni Chapter will honor two
graduates with its Outstanding Alumni award. Dr. Sam Maceri and Dr. Betty Sue McGarvey
will be recognized at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. May 22 at the Fogelman Executive Center
on the University of Memphis campus.
Reservations must be made by May 14, either by phone at 901-678-3119 or by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $25 per person.
Maceri has been a registered nurse for more than 30 years, with experience in medical/surgical
nursing, mental health nursing, education, and administration. He holds undergraduate
degrees in philosophy, divinity, and nursing; master’s degrees in public administration
and nursing; and a doctorate in nursing science. Maceri is certified in nursing administration,
advanced, by the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center.
Dr. Sam Maceri
He is the director of education and support for Patient Care Services at St. Jude
Children’s Research Hospital, where he is responsible for the ongoing orientation,
competency evaluation, staff development, in-service, and continuing education for
In addition to his duties at St. Jude, Maceri is an adjunct faculty member at the
U of M, Southwest Tennessee Community College, Baptist College of Health Sciences,
and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
McGarvey is president of Baptist College of Health Sciences. A 1978 graduate of the
Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, she earned a bachelor of science in nursing
from the U of M and spent the majority of her clinical career in emergency and cardiovascular
nursing. In 1990, she received her master of science in nursing administration degree
from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. McGarvey has held various
educational and administrative roles, including director of cardiovascular services
for Baptist Memorial Hospital.
She returned to nursing education in 1994 as an instructor at Baptist Memorial Hospital
School of Nursing and served on the initial planning team that was responsible for
establishing Baptist College of Health Sciences in 1995. McGarvey served as director
of planning and institutional effectiveness at the College while remaining in the
classroom as an assistant professor. In addition, she led the College in the process
of receiving accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Dr. Betty Sue McGarvey
McGarvey received her doctorate in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
in 2002 and was promoted to provost and chief academic officer in 2003 to oversee
academic and student services. She was appointed president of Baptist College of Health
Sciences in August 2005.