Alumni Day Registration

October 18, 2019 Nursing Alumni Day
Mercer University Cecil B. Day Campus Atlanta, Georgia



CLICK HERE for a campus map.  The nursing building is #5 on the map.
For turn by turn directions to the campus, click here!  Click here to print a program!

Morning Program

7:45am - 8:30am   Registration and morning refreshments, Room 137 College of Nursing
8:30am - 8:45am   Welcome and Introductions, Room 320, College of Nursing
8:45am - 9:45am   Riding the Waves of Change: Oral Histories From the Students of Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing During the 1970s.  Speaker: Laura Roe Madden, PhD, RN

maddenDr. Laura Madden holds her PhD in nursing, Master of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgia Baptist College of Nursing.  She earned her a diploma in nursing from Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing.  She is currently on faculty at Georgia Gwinnett College.  Prior to serving on faculty she practiced as a critical care nurse. Her research interests include oral histories of nursing, interprofessional education, and infection prevention.

9:45am - 10:00am    Break

10:00am - 11:00am  Through the Years We Shall Remember..." by Susan Sweat Gunby, PhD, RN.  This presentation will celebrate the following milestones:

  • Saluting the Class of March 1992 (final class to graduate GBHSN)
  • Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Founding of the College of Nursing
  • Opening the Time Capsule Created by the Class of June 1994 (25th year)

gunbySusan Sweat Gunby is Professor Emerita in Nursing from Mercer University’s Georgia Baptist College of Nursing in Atlanta, Georgia. For over 50 years, Dr. Gunby has been a leader in nursing education in both the School of Nursing and the College of Nursing at Georgia Baptist.  Since 1968, she held many positions, including: Instructor of the entire Fundamentals Department, Associate Chair of Fundamentals Department, Chair of Nursing Leadership and Management Department, Associate Director, Director, Dean, and President of Georgia Baptist College of Nursing. Her 2018 sabbatical focused on organizing / categorizing / cataloging the archival materials/artifacts for Georgia Baptist School of Nursing (GBSN) and Georgia Baptist College of Nursing (GBCN). 

11:00am - 11:30am   Questions, Answers, and Sharing
11:30am - 11:45am   Summary / Evaluations / Instructions / Adjourn

Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

12:00noon - 3:00pm
Alumni Day Awards Luncheon - Sheffield Student Center (next to College of Nursing on map)

  • Greetings from the University and Dean Linda A. Streit
  • Recognition of outstanding service of alumni and friends
  • Inductions into the Hall of Honor
  • Recognition of the Golden Anniversary Classes of 1969
  • Memorial tribute to deceased alumni
  • Time to visit with old friend and make new ones; photographs

For questions or more information on the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing Alumni Association, contact Jenny McCurdy (678) 547-6453 or 1-800-837-2905 or