nursing schoolAs patient advocates, Johns Hopkins nurses know how to take a stand—but this fall, they’ve taken a seat instead.

For the fund-raising campaign A Seated Legacy, teams of students, alumni, faculty, and staff from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) who signed up have received art supplies and a surplus wooden chair bearing the Maltese Cross, symbol of the school's alumni association. By January, they will have transformed the everyday furniture into a work of art to be displayed at the school and later auctioned to support the Melinda Rose Fund.

“The Melinda Rose Fund creates opportunities for alumni and students to come together,” explains Lindsay Dorrance, Director of Alumni Relations. Launched by alumna Mildred Rogers ’67, the fund is named for Melinda Rose, the school’s past Director of Alumni Relations who retired in 2011.
   
By Tuesday, January 22, each team must design, paint, and decorate a chair in its own unique way, and one chair will be named the overall design winner, as voted upon by the school community. Prizes will be given to each member of the winning group.

To learn more, contact Chris Boyle, Assistant Director for Student Leadership and Career Development, at cboyle5@jhu.edu or 410-614-5488.