1720 2nd Ave. S. Birmingham, AL 35294-1210
MSN University of Alabama at Birmingham
BSN University of Alabama at Birmingham
Diploma Birmingham Baptist Hospital School of Nursing
LPN Lively Practical Nursing School
On faculty at UASON for 25 years, teaching Fundamentals, Adult Health and various other courses. Coordinator of "Perspectives on Lifetime Health" which included nursing history content. Retired in 1997 to pursue other interests but continues to remain active in nursing through community efforts. Retirement afforded more time to devote to preserving the records and memorabilia by working closely with the SON Development and Alumni Relations office and UAB Historical Collections unit..
2012 Recipient of Ida V. Moffet School of Nursing Living Legacy Award as part of the School’s 90th Anniversary. Samford University
2012 Assisted Kim Davey with researching and compiling information for an article about Fay Ireland’s Cornell University cap for their alumni newsletter in the feature known as “Traveling Cap.”
2012 In conjunction with UAB Hospital, as part of Nurse’s Week, presented the “Memory Lane Fashion Show” where nurses modeled the School’s various student uniforms.
2012 Developed “Faculty and Adjunct Faculty Timeline,” a quick reference to assist the Development/Alumni office.
2012 Kim Davey and I cataloged Nightingale resource historical items in preparation for the future Florence Nightingale Letters Exhibit at the SON.
2012 Interviewed by author and School historian Anita Smith for the third SON history book with emphasis on my role as archivist. Also assisting Anita with locating paper items, photos, etc.
2012 Consulted with Kelly McGill, Nurse Advisor in Student Affairs, regarding preparation of a lecture on “Nursing History in Alabama.”
2012 Co-developed SON “Fay Ireland Display,” to honor Mrs. Ireland’s $1.5 million pledge for the Fay B. Ireland Endowed Chair in Nursing and her work as a member of the Board of Visitors.
2011 Hostess, Open House for Florence Nightingale Letters at UAB Historical Collections, Lister Hill Library, sponsored by the UABSON Nursing Chapter and UAB Historical Collections.
2010 Recipient, Recognized Leader Award as part of UAB SON 60th Anniversary events honoring selected alumni.
2010 60th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration, UASON, UAB: Presented a Nursing Uniform Fashion Show; Chair, “Six Decades History Walk” posters; provided input and editorial comments for SON Time-line.
2010 Member, UAB Nursing magazine editorial board.
2009-2010 Member, 60th Anniversary of SON Vision 2010 Planning Committee.
2009 Historical Display: Annual Alumni Night: Celebrating Alumni, Nurses Week and Florence Nightingale's Birthday, ongoing since 2008.
2008 Historical Display: STTI Nu Chapter 50th Anniversary, The Club, Honoring Dr. Margaret Millsap. Member, Margaret Millsap Committee
2008 One of nine individuals selected to participate in a video presentation, reflecting on the significance of Reynolds Historical Library on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary.
2007 Co-coordinator, “Uniform Parade” (uniforms from various SON’s modeled by nursing students), ASNA Convention, Wynfrey Hotel. Photo of event on front page of The Alabama Nurse publication.
2005 Presenter: “25th Anniversary of UASON Alumni Chapter,” Harbert Center.
2003 Presenter: "History of the Nursing Cap, Lamp and Pin" at the Lamp of Learning ceremony to new nursing students, ongoing.
2003 Proposed historical exhibit at Lister Hill Library, UAB on Alabama nurse pioneer Linna Denny. Co-created with Stefanie Rookis, Curator, the exhibit: Linna Denny. Wrote article “Linna Denny” which was printed in The Alabama Nurse publication.
2000 Coordinator with Stefanie Rookis, Curator of Alabama Museum of Health Sciences, Lister Hill Library, "UASON's 50th Anniversary Historical Exhibit," the Reynolds Historical Lecture by Anita Smith and related events. Post event activities included scrapbook, photo album, and video editing of historical exhibit presentation/tour.
1999 Coauthored with Dr. Jean Kelley, “History of the UABSON Alumni Chapter,” 1980-1999, for the SON’s 50th anniversary.
1997 Historical display: 30th Anniversary of SON's move to Birmingham, Annual Alumni Meeting.
1993 Display: Tracing The History of Professional Nursing in the United States, at the first major reception of the Board of Visitors, UASON, UAB.
1975-1991 Member & Chair, Alumni Newsletter committee. This committee was responsible for compiling, editing and getting copy ready for print to distribute to alumni nationally and internationally.
Assisting with School/alumni activities such as Cap and Cape, annual Alumni meeting, Homecoming, etc.
Maintaining archives cabinets for the SON and former University Hospital diploma programs, Archives Collection, room 1029.
Consultation with faculty, staff, alumni, UAB Historical Collections unit and others regarding SON archival resources.
Facilitate the location and use of relevant archival materials for various projects, including photographs for publications such as UAB Magazine and Anita Smith’s book: The First Fifty Years From Tuscaloosa to Birmingham.
Editing videos such as the “25th Anniversary of UASON and the 30th Anniversary of the Alumni Chapter.”
Transferring VHS and audio cassettes to DVDs/CDs.
Alabama State Nurses Association
American Association for the History of Nursing, Inc.
Reynolds Historical Library Associate, Lister Hill Library, UAB
Archivist, UASON Alumni Chapter, UAB National Alumni Society
Sigma Theta Tau International, Nu Chapter
Pat is the first and only archivist at the SON since 1980. Her position was "self created" (with the blessing of Dean Marie O'Koren) because of her love for preserving the School's rich history. Appointed as SON Archivist by Dean Doreen Harper, 2007. Provided an office in 2008 and storage area, 2009.