Mrs. Doris Williams Campbell
Mrs. Doris Williams Campbell, Ph.D., R.N., former faculty member, passed away on June 26. Campbell, a long-standing member of the Nursing Network on Violence against Women or NNVAWI, was a nursing leader who was internationally recognized for her teaching, scholarship and public service with women and children, and most notably her seminal research documenting the consequences of intimate partner violence and abuse for African American women and their families. Over the course of a 40-year career, Campbell held academic appointments at the University of Florida Gainesville, Florida A&M University, The University of South Florida Tampa as professor emeritus and the University of the Virgin Islands.
Mrs. Margie Bolton Klug
Mrs. Margie Bolton Klug (M.S.N. 1979), 67, of Harrisburg, North Carolina, passed away Feb. 14, 2017.
Mr. Ira Horne
Mr. Ira Horne, 86, of Live Oak, Florida, passed away March 8, 2017. Horne was the husband of Claydell Horne (M.S.N. 1987, Ph.D. 1992), emeritus professor at the College of Nursing, who was on faculty for 23 years.
Ms. Nancy E. May
Ms. Nancy E. May (B.S.N. 1975), 42, of New Smyrna Beach, passed away July 2, 1996.
Ms. Lucille Mercadante
Ms. Lucille Mercadante, R.N., M.A., Ph.D., 91, of Gainesville, Florida, passed away April 27, 2017. Mercadante served as an assistant dean and assistant professor at the College of Nursing, director of nursing at UF Health Shands Hospital and as an appointee to the VA Advisory Council on Nursing Services. She was also the vice president for nursing services at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami, a professor and consultant for the Rockefeller Foundation, with appointments in Brooklyn, New York, and Colombia, South America, and a professor and director of the graduate program in nursing at Barry University. Mercadante was the author of numerous professional nursing articles and a consultant for the establishment of Medicare guidelines at the program’s inception.
Ms. Virginia R. Strozier
Ms. Virginia R. Strozier, R.N., M.A., 96, of Gainesville, passed away Monday, June 26, 2017. Strozier was one of the original faculty members of the College under Dean Dorothy Smith. Her son, Fred, is the preventive services coordinator at UF Physical Plant Division, and says Virginia was “a life-long teacher, educator, and single mother who excelled in all facets of her life”…and brought “compassion, passion, and, zeal…to this campus in 1957.”