AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Alacare Home Health and Hospice Services Inc. has made the lead gift to Auburn University to help construct a proposed new building for the School of Nursing.
Alacare President and Chairman John Beard and CEO Susan Beard Brouillette are longtime advocates of the corporate partnership between Alacare and the School of Nursing. Alacare facilities around the state have long served as clinical rotation sites for Auburn nursing students. Alacare’s prior philanthropic support has helped to purchase life-like mannequins for the school’s simulation lab. The mannequins were appropriately nicknamed “Mr. Charlie” and “Miss Mary Sue” after John and Susan’s parents. Charlie Beard founded Alacare in 1970.
“Our parents were big supporters of the nursing profession,” said Brouillette. “We are proud to carry on the tradition.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Throughout the month of February, students from the Harrison School of Pharmacy and School of Nursing at Auburn University are teaming up to participate in the Script Your Future Medication Adherence Challenge and raise awareness about the critical health issue.
Medication adherence simply means taking medication as directed by a health care professional. The challenge is aptly called Script Your Future because medication adherence is an important action patients can do themselves in taking control of their future health.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Constance Hendricks, the Charles W. Barkley Endowed Professor in the Auburn University School of Nursing, received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award Monday during the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
The National Forum for Black Public Administrators East Central Chapter issues the award annually at the breakfast it sponsors with Auburn’s Office of the Vice President for University Outreach and Access and Community Initiatives in the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.