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Oral histories

Dr. Patricia L. Starck, Dr. Vaunette Fay, Dr. Janet C. Meininger, and Dr. Marianne T. Marcus.

As a part of our 50th anniversary commemoration, a few of our retired faculty members shared the stories of their careers in oral history interviews.

Dean Emerita Patricia L. Starck, PhD, RN, FAAN, led Cizik School of Nursing for 30 of its 50 years. Learn about her many accomplishments and contributions to nursing education.

Professor Vaunette Fay, PhD, RNC, FNP, GNP, retired May 30, 2022, after 42 years of educating students and faculty at Cizik School of Nursing. She is one of the first nurse practitioners in Texas and devoted much of her career to preparing nurses to provide compassionate care to older patients. Watch her oral history interview.

Professor Emerita Janet C. Meininger, PhD, RN, FAAN, led the development of the school’s first doctoral program, then a Doctor of Nursing Science degree, which admitted its first class in 1996. Learn all about it.

Marianne T. Marcus, EdD, RN, FAAN, taught nursing students at Cizik School of Nursing for 34 years and devoted her research efforts to substance use addiction and mindfulness-based stress reduction. She passed away on January 16, 2022. Watch the video.

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