Memorial Service for Nursing Education
Pioneer Pearl Parvin Coulter, April 25
Pearl Parvin Coulter, founding dean of the University of Arizona College of Nursing and a pioneer in nursing education, research and service in Arizona, will be remembered with a memorial tribute on Thursday, April 25, 4 p.m., at the UA College of Nursing courtyard.
The planting of an acacia tree in her memory will follow a brief program and reception. All are welcome to attend.
Mrs. Coulter died Jan. 31, 2002, at the age of 99. She came to the UA in 1957 to direct the then-new baccalaureate education program that recently had been approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. When the School of Nursing became a college in 1964, Mrs. Coulter became the UA's first female academic dean. She retired to her home in Sun City, Ariz., in 1967.
A true visionary in nursing and nursing education, she emphasized the sense of strong community involvement in nursing education and the importance of collaboration between nursing education and nursing practice. She will be remembered for her leadership in undergraduate and graduate education and for her lasting vision of how the nursing profession can contribute to the comfort and peace of the human condition.
Please Note: A scholarship endowment for graduate or undergraduate students with financial need has been established at the UA College of Nursing by Mrs. Coulter's estate. For additional information, please contact the Development Office at 626-2512.