JHS Awards Scholarship

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Julia Hereford Society held its summer event at the home of Bob and Bette Sue McNeilly in June to honor this year’s JHS scholarship recipient, Amanda Rich Almond, and celebrate the group’s efforts in easing the financial burden of nursing students.

The society recognizes donors to VUSN, and was named for Julia Hereford, a 1936 graduate and the school’s dean from 1949 to 1965.

Almond, an adult nurse practitioner student, finished her coursework in August. She told the audience that her mother and several other relatives, who are all nurses, inspired her to pursue her advanced practice degree in nursing.