Sue Ellen Lucas

MSN 1979

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Sue Ellen Lucas, MSN, RN, is a 1979 Master of Science in Nursing graduate of the UAB School of Nursing and has served faithfully on the UAB School of Nursing’s Board of Visitors (BOV) since 2003. She chaired the BOV from 2009 to 2013 and led the board through many successful fundraisers during her tenure. Ms. Lucas had a nursing role in the pioneering medical genetics program launched in Alabama in the late 1970s—she was hired by Wayne Finley, MD, PhD, and Sara Finley, MD as the fourth nurse to work in the medical genetics program that they headed at UAB. Since retiring from nursing, she has volunteered extensively for the School and has also served on the board for the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Ms. Lucas received the Junior League’s highest community honor for chairing the establishment of a “Children Can Soar” program at the Jefferson County Health Department’s Central Health Center—an educational entertainment program for parents and children who are waiting to see doctors.