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Third annual Marguerite Schumacher Memorial Alumni Lecture a huge success

From left, Tyler Hume, Faculty of Nursing Alumni co-president; Lorna Estabrooks, MN’97, NP’09, Marguerite Schumacher Memorial Alumni Lecturer; Dianne Tapp, Faculty of Nursing dean and Lindsay Reid, director, Alumni Program & Services, UCalgary.

Photos by Adrian Shellard

Three years of the Marguerite Schumacher Memorial Alumni Lecture and the event keeps getting better!

Nearly 100 guests enjoyed Lorna Estabrooks’ (MN’97, NP’09) talk on her journey to becoming a nurse practitioner (NP), touching on her early career, following her diploma, in Kelowna and her move to Edmonton where she completed her undergraduate degree. 

Estabrooks landed in Calgary for good in the early 1990s, working as a bedside nurse, an educator and a student; she is currently part of the Specialized Geriatric Consult Team at the Peter Lougheed Centre.

As part of her role as lecturer, Estabrooks spoke to 15 nursing students on Thursday, Sept. 29 before the event at Ranchmen’s, where she recounted her career and answered questions about the differences between an NP and a physician.

This year celebrated the 40-year anniversary of the Class of 1976. Organized by Dianne Dyer (BN’76, MN’93) and fellow 1976 grads Gail Liggett, Sandi Golding, Jennifer Nagel and Wendy Cairns, a total of 13 members of that class came from as far away as the U.K. to tour the faculty before heading to the Ranchmen’s Club that evening for the lecture.

View the full slideshow of the evening.