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Debra Kelly

Dr. Debra Kelly Has Been Named Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at LCON

Dr. Debra Kelly has been named Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, effective July 1. Dr. Kelly brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role, having served as the associate dean for academic affairs undergraduate education since 2020 at the University of Florida College of Nursing, which boasts the number 1 nursing program in Florida with an impressive NCLEX pass rate of 97.7%.  Read more >


Amy Luckey

Amy Luckey Receives the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses Educators

In a well-deserved recognition of her dedication and expertise, Amy Luckey has been awarded the prestigious DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurse Educators. As a nurse educator, Amy has demonstrated unwavering commitment to her students' learning and professional development. Her passion for nursing education shines through in her innovative teaching methods and genuine care for her students' success.  Read more >


STS Strong-RN Celebration

STRONG-RN Scholars End of the Year Celebration with Special Guest and Recognition

STRONG-RN scholars gathered for a final celebration in a meaningful conclusion to the semester, marking their achievements and milestones. The STRONG-RNs program, renowned for its dedication to supporting and retaining nursing students from economically or socially disadvantaged backgrounds, received well-deserved recognition. Read more >



Annapoorna Mary

Dr. Annapoorna Mary Appointed as PhD Program Director at LCON

LCON is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Annapoorna Mary as the new PhD Program Director, effective May 6th. Dr. Mary's acceptance of this key leadership position is met with enthusiasm as she brings a wealth of experience and expertise to further enrich the PhD program at LCON. Read more >




Danielle Gunter

Dr. Danielle Gunter Announced as the Undergraduate Program Director

On March 25, LCON announced that Dr. Danielle Gunter accepted the position of Undergraduate Program Director at our college, effective May 9th. In her new role, Dr. Gunter will oversee the traditional, accelerated, and RN-BSN programs, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to our institution. Read more >




Angela Oigbokie

Dr. Angela Oigbokie Appointed Nursing Leadership Concentration Coordinator

LCON appoints Dr. Angela Oigbokie as the MSN Nursing Leadership Concentration Coordinator, effective May 15, 2024. Dr. Oigbokie brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this role, having previously taught in the executive leadership program and possessing several years of experience guiding graduate students within the FNP program.  Read more >




Jeremy Whittaker

Dr. Jeremy Whittaker Joins Prestigious OA Influencer's Tour

Dr. Jeremy Whittaker, Associate Dean at the Loewenberg College of Nursing, University of Memphis, was recently selected to participate in the prestigious OA Influencer's Tour program. This program, organized by the Air Force, aims to showcase the diverse career opportunities available within the Air Force to influencers from various fields. Read more >



Joe Brandenburg

Joe Brandenburg Retires

After six years of dedicated service, Joe Brandenburg, the esteemed Director of Development for the Loewenberg College of Nursing (LCON), bids farewell to embark on a new chapter of his life: retirement. With a mix of nostalgia and anticipation, Joe reflects on his time at LCON with heartfelt gratitude and fond memories.  Read more >


Daisy Award Nominations

Honoring Excellence: Nominations Open for the DAISY Award at LCON

Nominations for the Extraordinary Nursing Faculty at LCON are now open, offering students, colleagues, and staff an opportunity to recognize those who inspire, lead, and shape the next generation of healthcare providers. 

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Associate Dean for Research’s PHD Dissertation Research Award

Kimberly Beasley and Austin Corsmeier Receives ADR PhD Dissertation Research Award

Kimberly Beasley and Austin Corsmeier have achieved a remarkable milestone, securing the prestigious Associate Dean for Research's PhD Dissertation Research Award at the University of Memphis, Loewenberg College of Nursing.

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Jeremy Whittaker

Dr. Jeremy Whittaker on Nursing Education at NASPA's 2023 Conference in Washington DC

Dr. Jeremy Whittaker is set to make waves at the upcoming 2023 NASPA Racial Equity & Social Change Conference in Washington DC. Scheduled from December 6-9, Dr. Whittaker will take the stage as a guest speaker, presenting an insightful session titled "Nurturing Success: Bridging the Gap for Nursing Students from Economically and Disadvantaged Backgrounds."

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Tracie Augusta

Tracie Augusta Excels with NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat Selection and Prestigious 2023-2024 CoRS Award

Dr. Tracie Augusta has been chosen to participate in the prestigious Fall/Winter 2023 NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat. Adding to her accolades, Tracie has also been bestowed with the 2023-2024 Communities of Research Scholars (CoRS) award. This dual recognition not only signifies Tracie's commitment to scholarly excellence.

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LCON Makes a Meaningful Mark at the African American Male Wellness Walk/Run 

In the predawn hours of Saturday, October 7, 2023, Fourth Bluff Park saw the arrival of a dedicated team comprising 70 LCON faculty, staff and students. Their mission of “bringing the clinic to the community” through a day of volunteerism and community service at the African American Male Wellness Walk.

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Two Students Holding Books

Adapting for Tomorrow: LCON Curriculum Changes

In the ever-evolving field of healthcare, LCON leaders believe it is imperative that our nursing educational programs align with the dynamic healthcare landscape. To ensure our students are prepared to excel as future nursing professionals, our nursing programs have undergone significant curriculum changes that align with best practices at the national level.

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Male Student

Empowering Tomorrow's Male Nurses: Introducing MINDSET at LCON

Men Invested in Nursing Development, Support, Education, and Training (MINDSET) is a student nursing organization within the Loewenberg College of Nursing that offers guidance and mentorship to its members as they navigate their nursing studies.

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Task Force Established to Revise College's Promotion and Tenure Policy

To enhance the effectiveness and quality of the University of Memphis Loewenberg College of Nursing (LCON), Dean Linda Haddad has formed a task force to undertake a comprehensive review and revision of the college's Promotion and Tenure Policy and Criteria. 

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Linda Haddad and Jill Dapremont

Charting a Course for Excellence: LCON's Visionary Strategic Plan Unveiled

In 2022, LCON initiated the process of crafting a new college strategic plan, following the completion of the University of Memphis's ASCEND Strategic Plan. 

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LCON appoints Dr. Brad Harrell as Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs

Effective July 1, 2023 Dr. Harrell will serve in the role of Interim Associate Dean of Academic Programs.

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Farewell to Dr. Larry Slater: Reflecting on a Legacy of Dedication and Impact

LCON bids farewell to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Clinical Professor.

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daisyDAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty Winner Announced

Professor Tiffany Elliott, Clinical Assistant Professor at the Lambuth campus, receives the DAISY award. 

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decorativeStudents, Alums and Nurses: Sisters Share Path and Passion to Heal

Donor Suzanne Potts Scobey and her two sisters, Stephanie Cape and Stacey Park, are connected through more than blood. 

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bsnLCON Secures a Support Program with BSN 

Online pop-up shops are available for students, faculty, staff, and alumni to purchase official LCON gear. 

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haddidLoewenberg College of Nursing Announces Dean of Nursing

Dr. Linda Haddad has been named dean of the Loewenberg College of Nursing effective August 1, 2023.

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leflerAssociate Dean for Research/William A. and Ruth F. Loewenberg Chair of Excellence in Nursing

The Loewenberg College of Nursing has named Dr. Leanne Lefler Associate Dean for Research/William A. and Ruth F. Loewenberg Chair of Excellence in Nursing. 

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