EMU Well-Represented at Nursing Conference

Dr. John Lowe with former first lady Rosalynn CarterKeynote speaker Dr. John Lowe with former first lady Rosalynn Carter

John Lowe, an EMU alumnus, will be keynote speaker for an annual development day for area nursing professionals.

Dr. Lowe, a 1981 graduate, will speak at 9 a.m. Thursday, Apr. 19, at the Pi Mu-at-Large-Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing that includes EMU and JMU faculty and students. The event is cosponsored by District IX of the Virginia Nurses Association.

The conference will be held 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. in the Festival Conference and Student Center at JMU.

‘Wisdom of Diversity’

Lowe, an associate professor of nursing at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla., will speak on the theme, "Embracing and Connecting to the Wisdom of Diversity." He is a Cherokee tribal member and one of only 13 Native American nurses in the United States with a doctoral degree.

Lowe has provided health care in such diverse areas as Tanzania, East Africa; People