Title at time of award
Associate Dean for academic affairs and Associate Professor for the college of nursing at Rutgers
Illinois Wesleyan University's School of Nursing will name Wendy Nehring, class of 79, the 2005 Distinguished Alumna for Nursing Excellence at the School of Nursing Homecoming brunch on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005. Nehring will receive a framed certificate recognizing the honor and speak about "Choosing a Road Less Traveled: Nursing in the Field of Developmental Disabilities." In addition to authoring a book, The History of Nursing in the Field of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Nehring has written or contributed to more than 5O published articles and book chapters and also reviewed material for a number of books and medical journals. Prior to her work in education, Nehring gained nursing experience at the Madison Convalescent Center in Madison, Wis., Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb, Ill., and Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Ill.