In 1936, at a time when 125 out of every 1,000 Americans were high school graduates and 23 out of every 1,000 Americans were college graduates, the Division of Nursing within the University at Buffalo’s School of Medicine was established. Four years later, it became independent, making it the university’s 12th school.
UB’s School of Nursing is marking its 75th anniversary with a yearlong celebration that includes a number of guest speakers and events throughout the fall and spring, culminating with an anniversary cocktail reception in May at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society.
Over the course of 75 years, much has been accomplished that can’t be captured in celebratory events only. To commemorate some of those outstanding milestones, accomplishments and individuals, Jean Brown, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and dean of the UB nursing school, turned to a member of her faculty, Janice Cooke Feigenbaum, PhD, RN, clinical nursing professor.
Feigenbaum has completed two of seven posters with photos and facts that illustrate the School of Nursing’s journey, from its founding on High Street in Buffalo as part of the then-private “University of Buffalo” up to its current, state-of-the-art home on UB’s South Campus.