Eloise Patricia Rallings Lewis Papers
Scope and Contents
- 1943 - 1999
- Lewis, Eloise Rallings (Person)
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In 1966, Dr. Lewis became the founding Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Under her leadership, the School gained state and national accreditation, a master's degree program was added, and a chapter of the honorary society of nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, was established. Dr. Lewis retired from UNCG in 1985.
Dr. Lewis was very active in various professional organizations including the American Nurses Association, the National League for Nursing, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the American Academy of Nursing. She served as president of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and of the North Carolina Nurses Association. Recognized as a leader and educator, she received many national, state and local awards -- including the O. Max Gardner Award, the highest award given to faculty members in the UNC system; the Founders Award, the highest honor bestowed by Sigma Theta Tau International; and Boss of the Year in Greensboro in 1981. Known for her ability to energize, empower and motivate others, she was sought after as a speaker for various groups. She received four honorary degrees.
Dr. Lewis was involved in many community and civic organizations. She was particularly active in Hospice, serving as president and on the Board of Hospice of Greensboro. Dr. Lewis died in 1999.
5.20 Linear Feet (9 boxes and 2 oversized items (unboxed))
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The Lewis Papers cover her career from 1953 to 1985 as well as some of her activities after her retirement. The collection contains correspondence, speeches, biographical information and photographs, publications, plaques and artifacts.
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- Lewis, Eloise Rallings, 1920-1999
- Nursing -- Study and teaching (Graduate) -- North Carolina -- Greensboro
- Nursing -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- North Carolina -- Greensboro
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro -- Faculty
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro. School of Nursing
- Woman's College of the University of North Carolina -- Faculty
- Women deans (Education)
- Eloise Patricia Rallings Lewis Papers
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