Eight Healthcare Leaders to be Inducted into 2023 Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame
Eight nursing professionals will be inducted into the 11th Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame on November 9, 2023 at the Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Established by the Capstone College of Nursing’s Board of Visitors in March 2001, the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame was created to honor nurses and others who, through their work and accomplishments, have brought honor and fame to the profession of nursing and the state of Alabama.
The 2023 inductees include Dr. Judy Bittinger, Ms. Carolyn Chalkley, Dr. Jennifer Coleman, Dr. Joy P. Deupree, Ms. Pepper Hoover, Dr. Joyce Loyd-Davis, Ms. Dorothy Scarbrough, and Ms. Ernestine Tucker. Individually and collectively, these inductees have greatly influenced the nursing profession and healthcare industry in the state of Alabama and across the nation.
Judy Bittinger, DSN, PhD, RN
Carolyn B. Chalkley, MSN, RN, Retired
Jennifer J. Coleman, PhD, RN, CNE, COI, Professor, Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing, Samford University
Joy P. Deupree, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FAAN, Professor, The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing
Deborah “Pepper” Hoover, MSN, FNP, RN, Program Director, Department of Nursing Education, Wallace State Community College Hanceville
Joyce Loyd-Davis DNP, FNP-BC, MSN, MSM, Sr. Director of Health Services, Alabama State University
Dorothy Ray Scarbrough, BSN, MSN, RNC
Ernestine Tucker, RN, Certified Nurse Practitioner
Event sponsorship and ticket details forthcoming.
The Board of Visitors of the Capstone College of Nursing established the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame on March 16, 2001. The Hall of Fame was created to pay tribute to nurses and others who through their work and accomplishments have brought honor and fame to the profession of nursing and the State of Alabama.
The Hall of Fame is governed by the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame Board comprised of members of our Board of Visitors. This body establishes the criteria for selecting inductees and the methods for determining eligibility for and election to the Hall of Fame. Nominations for induction into the Hall of Fame are submitted to a Selection Committee of the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame Board.
The first class of inductees in the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame was honored on October 25, 2001. Induction ceremonies continue to be held biannually.
We are extremely proud of each class of inductees in the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame. Individually and collectively they have greatly influenced the profession of nursing and health care in the State of Alabama and the nation. To honor them is to honor the most noble of professions, Nursing.