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Educational Events & Special Opportunities

The Whitney Lectureship Endowment

The Whitney Lectureship is made possible through the very generous support of Fay and Roy Whitney.  Fay Whitney, PhD, RN, FAAN, has a long and distinguished career in medical practice, nursing education and research.  Her efforts were instrumental in the establishment of Upstate's Nurse Practitioner program in the 1970s and, indeed, to the beginning of the national Nurse Practitioner movement.

The Whitneys established this endowment to provide funding for on-campus visits by nationally renowned health care experts.

2021 Topic

Nurses: A Voice to Lead, a Vision For the Future of Healthcare

The DAISY Awards

DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students

To both recognize nursing students for the above-and-beyond care and compassion shown to patients, their families, and each other.

The Spring 2022 DAISY Award student recipient is Jenna Rupert.

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty

To honor the inspirational influence our Nursing Faculty provide their students every day. 

The DAISY Foundation was established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of ITP, an auto-immune disease. The Foundation focuses on the nursing profession through recognition programs for nurses, nursing faculty and nursing students.

Please contact Jennifer Vaughn if you are interested in joining the Daisy Committee for Upstate College of Nursing.