Judy C. Kandzari Memorial Lectureship

On Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 6:00 p.m., the WVU School of Nursing will host the Judy C. Kandzari Memorial Lectureship in the Okey Patteson Auditorium of the Health Sciences Center.  Dr. Kandzari was a member of the School of Nursing faculty from 1967, until her death in 1996.  The Kandzari Memorial Nursing Lectureship was created to honor her memory and pay tribute to her work as the School of Nursing’s first Director of Distance Education.

This year’s celebration features the Judy C. Kandzari Lectureship. Dr. Bernadette Melnyk, Vice President for Health Promotion and Chief Wellness Officer at The Ohio State University, will give the lecture. Dr. Melnyk is recognized globally for her expertise in intervention research, evidence-based practice, child and adolescent mental health, and population health and well-being. The lecture is titled, Using Best Evidence to Improve Rural Population Health and Well-Being: A Call to Action.

In addition to the lecture, we will honor outstanding achievements of students, present awards, and induct new members into the Alpha Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.  

RSVP Information

To allow us to properly plan for this event, we ask that students, STTI inductees, faculty, and invited guests RSVP by April 12, 2024.  A light dessert reception will immediately follow the ceremony. 

Parking Information

Limited parking is available in the lot in front of the HSC beginning at 4:00 pm.  Additional parking is available at the regular rate as space permits in Mountaineer Station beginning at 4:30 pm. Please carpool to allow for parking for all students and guests. For students who have a parking pass for lot 81, please park in your assigned lot to allow additional spaces in the parking garage. Drivers can drop guests who require ambulatory assistance at the Pylons Entrance prior to parking. For additional information regarding parking at Mountaineer Station, please visit the WVU Transportation and Parking website.

Guests parking in Mountaineer Station can take the elevator or stairs to the PRT bridge and follow the covered walkway to the Pylons Entrance and to the Okey Patteson Auditorium.

Additional Ceremony Information for Students and STTI Inductees

Registration Information

Please make sure you are registered by 5:15 pm – registration will begin at 4:30 pm in the foyer of the Okey Patteson Auditorium.

Program Information

Line-up for the ceremony begins promptly at 5:30 pm – lineup will be held in the hallway outside the commons area between the SOD and SOP.

Ceremony begins promptly at 6:00 pm.

Required Dress Code

The dress code for the event is professional attire. Professional attire for this event is defined as a dress or skirt (not any higher than the top of the knee), suit, sports jacket, or dress pants and shirt. Make sure your shoes are comfortable enough to walk the steps in the Okey Patteson Auditorium and to walk across the stage gracefully.