Endowed Scholarship Honors Long-Time Nursing Educator
When the School of Nursing was only four years old in 1974, JoAnn Crow, Ph.D., joined the fledgling staff as coordinator of Media Services and the Curriculum Resource Center. She later became an associate professor and helped develop instructional materials, oversaw audiovisual production services, and taught a graduate course in instructional technology.
Dr. Crow gave presentations across the country on using technology and computer graphics as well as building resource centers. She served on the National League for Nursing Instructional Technology Committee, which was dedicated to nationwide development of teaching learning tools.
She was elected an honorary member of Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing society as a non-nurse dedicated to helping nurses and nursing students develop cognitive skills and instructional materials to be used by patients.
In 1996, Dr. Crow retired with 22 years of service to the School of Nursing’s students, faculty and staff. As an educator and philanthropist, she helped local organizations and individuals throughout the community with her financial and intellectual contributions.
After her death in 2019 at age 88 in Santa Fe, N.M., the Dr. JoAnn Crow Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established to support an outstanding master’s or doctoral student who has an interest in or commitment to a career in nursing education.