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Nursing/RN pinning ceremony circa 1974

I attended the college then the School of Nursing, class of 1974. It was like straddling two worlds – the college where women were making their way depending in large part on each other for guidance (the male ego was all over the place and unpredictable – lover or hater) and McKim Hall/McLeod Hall where women were the majority but a “class system” existed none the less (diploma and BSN RNs). We learned the traditions and, in so learning, were prepared for the work world of the hospital. Pinning was as important as graduating.

 Brenda Weatherford Hagan