Adrienne Bond ’16, a registered nurse at the Vanderburgh Health Department, is the 2019 recipient of the University of Southern Indiana Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award. She works in the Pre to 3 Program, which provides support for mothers, infants and families to reduce risks associated with infant mortality, and is certified as a lactation consultant and car seat technician.Before the Pre to 3 Program launched, Bond was instrumental in helping develop policy, standards and the model currently implemented for home visiting. Her nominator stated, “I am nominating Adrienne for the dedication and professionalism she has exemplified in her position as a Pre to 3 nurse. Adrienne is passionate about her role in our program and about the families that she serves. She has been a mentor for our new staff, helped organize continuing education opportunities, and promotes our program through outreach opportunities.”When accepting the award during USI Nursing’s annual White Coat Ceremony, held September 8, Bond spoke to the value of her nursing education at USI. “The USI nursing program helped equip me to practice nursing in a variety of settings,” she said. “The emphasis on taking care of the whole patient and focusing on the small things that patients truly remember is such an important value that is instilled into USI nursing students. The program prepares students to hone the compassionate values of our nursing founders so that they shine through in the work of modern nursing today.”Each year, the USI Nursing Alumni Society recognizes a graduate who has made outstanding achievements in a career or public service. For more information about the USI Nursing Alumni Society, visit the society’s web page.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
passed away on June 6. Born in Bessemer, Alabama on September 25, 1931 to Fannie Mae Tyler Robinson and Zopher Robinson. Catherine moved to Trenton, NJ, and subsequently to Bayonne, to study nursing. In 1953, she married Richard J. Greene. In 1954, their first son, Gregory, was born. Three more children followed: Theresa in 1955, Leslie (“Hook”) in 1958, and Kevin in 1960. These three children married Joseph Brown, Donna Branch and Cheryl Forde. Catherine was a nurse and administrator at the Jersey City Medical Center, Patrick House as well as Snyder High School, and Lincoln High School as a school nurse. Catherine was active at St Patrick’s Church, The Concerned Community Women, The Astor Place Block Association, and the League of Women Voters. She was a proud member of the Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World. She also leaves behind her brothers, the late Aubrey, and Carl; her sisters-in-law, Ruth Robinson, Mimi Allen and Rose Goodman, numerous nieces and nephews, her grandchildren Lauren and Jessica Greene and Michael Brown, and her great grandchildren, Jada and Jaden Johnson. Honorary children survive as well, who were proud to call her “Mother Greene.” Funeral arrangements by COTTON-PARKER Funeral Home, 37 Clinton Ave., Jersey City.